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MINUTES 

of 

MECKLENBURG 

PRESBYTERY 



Volume 11 Number 1 



265th Stated Meeting 

Plaza Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

February 24, 1970 



Next Stated Meeting 

Third Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

May 26, 1970 



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MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 3 



DIRECTORY OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

1970 









Officers Of The Presbytery: 

A. Rudolph Hendricks, Moderator of Fall Meeting, 2516 South Tryon 

Street, Charlotte, N. C. 28203 
J. Cecil Lawrence, General Presbyter— Stated Clerk (1972), P. O. Box 

2537, Charlotte, N. C. 28201 

Treasurer: Calvin B. Baird, P. O. Box 4346, Charlotte, N. C. 28204 

Chaplain: David E. Wilkinson, 200 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, N. C. 
28204 

TRUSTEES 
Davidson College — Elected for Four Years: 

1971— Robert Turner (2), W. F. Mulliss (Myers Park) (2) 
1972— John Belk (Caldwell) (2), Warner L. Hall (3), G. Donald David- 
son (Covenant) (1) 

Presbytery: 

Edward W. DeArmon, Jr., Chairman, 1015 Habersham Drive, 

Charlotte, N. C. 28209 
1970— Joseph W. Grier, Jr. (Charlotte First) 
1971— Edward W. DeArmon, Jr. (St. Paul) 
1972— D. G. Martin, Jr. (Seigle Avenue) 



PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

John M. Handley, Chairman, 1000 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, 
N. C. 28204 



Ministers 

1970 David B. Jenkins 

1970 James E. Forgartie 

1971 Robert H. Ramey, Jr. 

1972 John M. Handley 
1972 French B. O'Shields 



1970 
1970 
1971 
1971 



1972 



Elders 

N. Massey, 



Thomas 

(Trinity) 

Mrs. William Wildermuth 

(Wadesboro — First) 

Harvey W. Johnston, M. D. 

(Westminster) 

James W. Price 

(Central Steele Creek) 

Mrs. Ray L. Gardner 

(Seigle Avenue) 



Jr., M.D. 



I. DIVISION OF ELDERS AND PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL 
A. Teaching Elder Section 

1. Pre-Ordination And Examinations 

Oliver W. Carmichael, Chairman, 5201 Sharon Road, Char- 
lotte N. C. 28210 



Ministers: 

1970 Zane M. Moore 

1970 Paul Douglas Heidt 

1971 John E. Smylie 

1971 Franklin O. Toole 

1972 Oliver W. Carmichael 
(Chm.) 

1972 Paul W. Beazley 



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Elders: 

1970 Harry D. Watson (Amity) 

1970 John E. Boyd (Sardis) 

1970 Ernest B. Hunter, Jr. (Covenant) 

1971 Wade Mobley (Troy) 

1971 W. Hill Smith (Westminster) 

1971 Joseph B. McCoy, Jr., M. D. 
(Trinity) 

1972 Thomas D. Sparrow, M.D. (Char- 
lotte First) 

1972 Sidney T. Stovall, Ph.D. (Plaza) 
1972 R. G. Paden (Pineville) 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



2. Commission on the Minister and His Work 

Robert J. James, Chairman, Paw Creek, N. C. 28130 



Ministers: 


Elders: 


1970 


Eugene P. Poe 


1970 


Miss Summers Tarlton (Seigle 


1970 


E. Lee Stoffel 




Avenue) 


1971 


Robert J. James, 


1970 


James A. Pippin (Rockingham — 




(Chm.) 




First) 


1971 


Frank H. Caldwell 


1971 


Mrs. Ernest B. Hunter (Covenant) 


1972 


Glenn B. Robinson 


1971 


Edward O. Kenion (Candor) 


1972 




1972 


G. Douglas Aitken (Avondale) 






1972 


Robert F. Stokes (Charlotte- 
First) 



B. Ruling Elder Section 

Pre-Ordination and In-Service Training Commission 

Fred C. Holder, Chairman, 2831 N. Sharon Amity Rd., Char- 
lotte, N. C. 



28205 



Ministers: 



1970 H. E. Stoessel 

1971 A. Rudolph Hendricks 

1972 Fred C. Holder 
(Chm.) 



Elders: 

1970 M. E. Alexander (Christ) 

1971 James M. Painter (Paw Creek) 

1972 A. D. Leopold (Plaza) 



II. DIVISION OF THE MISSION OF PRESBYTERY 

A. Strengthening The Church Section 

1. Evaluation and Review 

E. T. Thompson, Jr., Chairman, 1040 Woodlawn Road, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28209 

Ministers: 



1970 Edward C. Wilson 

1971 Eugene L. Daniel, Jr. 

1972 E. T. Thompson, Jr., 
(Chm.) 



Lay Members: 

1970 Edward W. DeArmon, Jr. (St. 
Paul) 

1971 Roland M. Smith (Christ) 

1972 Charles A. Hunter (Forest Hill) 



2. Leadership Education 

Joe E. Stowe, Chairman, Monroe, N. C. 28110 



Ministers: 



Lay Members 



1970 William F. Long 1970 

1970 Wayne R. Aughinbaugh 

1971 J. Brett Fenwick 1970 

1971 1970 

1972 Joe E. Stowe, (Chm.) 1970 
1972 Robert S. Maclin, III 

1971 

1971 
1971 

1971 
1972 
1972 

1972 

1972 



John Banks Choate (Central 
Steele Creek) 

Mrs. W. D. Morton (Waxhaw) 
Donald W. Cathey (Forest Hill) 
Miss Betty Ruth Barker (Myers 
Park) 

George B. Michie, Jr. (Seigle 
Ave.) 

John W. Baughman (Covenant) 
Mrs. Nancy Plummer (Sugaw 
Creek) 

Samuel G. Weir (Carmel) 
Jack E. Hamilton 
Mrs. Edmund B. Clark, Jr. (West- 
minster) 

Miss Ruth Farrior (Charlotte — 
First) 
Miss Jocelyn Hill (Sardis) 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



3. Publicity and Promotion 

Randolph Norton, Chairman, 600 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28202 



Ministers: 

1970 Fred P. Turner 

1971 W. D. Kuenzli 

1972 H. Howard Smith 



Lay Members 

1970 Mrs. Hugh D. Verner (Myers 
Park) 

1971 A. T. Trimble, Jr., Ph.D. (Char- 
lotte—First) 

1972 Randolph Norton (Sardis) (Chm.) 



4. Camping and Retreat 

William A. Stewart, Jr., Chairman, 832 Seigle Avenue, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28204 

Ministers: Lay Members 

1970 Gene A. Cathey (Sardis) 

1971 Billy G. McCali (Steele Creek) 

1972 Paul B. Marion (Myers Park) 



1970 Marcus B. Prince, III 

1971 C. Franklin Jacks 

1972 William A. Stewart, 
Jr., (Chm.) 



B. Evangelizing The World 

1. Institutional Ministries 

J. E. Wayland, Jr., Chairman, Cornelius, N. C. 28031 



Minis 


iters: 


Lay Members 


1970 


Walter D. Clark 


1970 Lawrence K. Boggs, M.D. 


1971 


J. Arthur Beard 


(Covenant) 


1972 


J. E. Wayland, Jr., 


1970 Miss Elizabeth G. Wright, Ph.D 




(Chm.) 


(Trinity) 
1972 David R. Wilson (Steele Creek) 



Strategy and Research 

Robert S. Owens, Jr 
N. C. 28205 



Ministers: 



1970 
1970 
1971 
1971 
1972 

1972 



John R. McAlpine, III 

J. H. J. Vernon 

Roy W. Coker 

Leonard H. Bullock 

Robert S. Owens, Jr. 

(Chm.) 

Neil C. Leach 



, Chairman, 2304 The Plaza, Charlotte, 

Lay Members 

1970 Michael E. Gheesling (Seigle 
Avenue) 

1970 Charles W. Akers (Myers Park) 

1971 W. Harvey Morrison, Jr. (Mon- 
roe — First) 

1971 Hugh D. Verner, M.D. (Myers 
Park) 

1972 W. T. Crowder (St. Paul) 

1972 William T. Alexander (Mallard 
Creek) 



Specialized Ministry 

Leonard W. Topping, Chairman, 200 W. Trade St., Charlotte, 
N. C. 



28202 



Ministers: 


Lay 


1970 


Leonard W. Topping 


1970 




(Chm.) 


1970 


1970 


Robert W. Rayburn 


1971 


1971 


James P. Barksdale, 


1971 




Jr. 


1972 


1971 


Friedrich Schilling, 






Jr. 


1972 


1972 


T. W. Tucker 




1972 


John C. Laughlin 





Jack Tesh (Unionville) 

William E. Moss (Hopewell) 

Miss Mildred Allen (St. Andrews) 

William E. Stegall, Jr. (Morven) 

Miss Ann Ramsey Hopkins 

(Trinity) 

Lacy S. Sellers (Trinity) 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



III. DIVISION OF COURT OPERATION 
A. Administration Section 

1. Personnel Committee 

Henry S. Robinson, Chairman, Rt. 5 — Box 942-B, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28208 



C. Preston Sizemore (Providence) 

Evan W. Holyfield (Thomasboro) 

Gene A. Cathey (Sardis) 

Randolph Norton (Sardis) 

G. Douglas Aitken (Avondale) 

Joseph W. Grier, Jr. (Charlotte — 

First) 

2. Court Meetings 

Russell M. Kerr, Chairman, Mint Hill Station, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28212 



Ministers: 


Layi 


1970 


Henry S. Robinson 


1970 




(Chm.) 


1970 


1970 


John C. Laughlin 


1971 


1971 




1971 


1971 


Fred C. Holder 


1972 


1972 


J. R. McAlpine 


1972 


1972 


J. S. Russell, Jr. 





Ministers: 

1970 William D. Morton 

1971 Edwin O. Byrd, Jr. 

1972 Russell M. Kerr 
(Chm.) 



Lay Members 

1970 Jack C. Cathey (Third) 

1971 John E. Butler (Amity) 

1972 Thomas B. Ruff (Selwyn Avenue) 



B. Theology Section 

1. Interpretation 

Robert Turner, Chairman, 200 W. Trade, St., Charlotte, N. C, 
28202 



Ministers: 

1970 H. Louis Patrick 

1971 Charles E. S. Kraemer 

1972 Robert Turner (Chm.) 



Lay Members 

1970 J. Price Robinson (Common- 
wealth- Eastminster) 

1971 Miss Phyllis Thomas (Amity) 

1972 Price H. Gwynn, III (Steele 
Creek) 



2. Worship 

Warner L. Hall, Chairman, 1000 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, 
N. C. 28204 



Ministers: 

1970 Richard C. Brand, Jr. 

1971 Warner L. Hall 

1972 T. W. MacLean 



Lay Members 

1970 Mrs. Marilyn Huff (Forest Hill) 

1971 Henry P. Bridges (Charlotte- 
First) 

1972 Loonis R. McGlohon (Carmel) 



Directors of Presbyterian Home at Charlotte, Inc. 

1971 Joe M. Logan (Trinity) 

1972 E. Lee Stoffel 

1973 Harry T. Stewart (Sharon) 



Inter Church Action Board 

Ministers: 

1970 John C. Laughlin 

1971 Friedrich Schilling 



Lay Members: 

1970 Forest Sloan (Plaza) 

1970 Joseph W. Grier, Jr. (Charlotte- 
First) 

1971 Gene A. Cathey (Sardis) 

1971 William S. White (Myers Park) 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 7 

ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

Q. N. Huneycutt, H.R. 
J. C. Grier, H.R. 

M. B. Prince, Jr Williams Memorial 

W. M. Walsh, H.R. 
Roy F. Whitley, H.R. 

Charles E. S. Kraemer President PSCE 

Warner L. Hall Covenant 

Thomas W. MacLean Avondale 

John A. Carriker, H.R. 
Carl S. Miller, H.R. 
W. J. Huneycutt, H.R. 
Roy E. Hoke, H.R. 

David E. Wilkinson Hospital Chaplain 

E. B. Cooper Pageland, Salem 

Russell M. Kerr Philadelphia 

J. E. Wayland, Jr Cornelius, Bethel 

J. S. Garner, H.R. 

W. G. Workman (Professor) Davidson College 

Robert Turner Synod Director C.E. 

Fred C. Holder Amity 

Malcolm R. Williamson, H.R. 

E. Lee Stoffel Charlotte First 

T. Duke Williams, H.R. 

Leighton S. Ford Evangelist 

G. E. Dixon W. H. Belk 

James E. Fogartie Myers Park 

M. A. Cochrane, Jr Amay James 

Frank S. Jones, H.R. 
Harry H. Bryan, H.R. 

J. R. McAlpine, III Steele Creek 

J. Cecil Lawrence General Presbyter and Stated Clerk 

Robert S. Woodson, H.R Westminster (Assistant) 

John R. Cunningham, H.R. 
Angus G. Mclnnis, H.R. 

Daniel L. Durway Graduate Student 

Robert E. Huey, H.R. 

David G. Boyce Chaplain 

Glenn B. Robinson Hickory Grove 

Charles Betts Huntley Foreign Missionary 

Horace H. Hilton, Jr Sugaw Creek 

William A. Stewart, Jr Seigle Avenue 

John H. McVay Graduate School 

John M. Handley Covenant (Assistant) 

H. Louis Patrick Trinity 

John C. Laughlin Carmel 

Douglas L. Paulson St. Andrews 

Leonard W. Topping Charlotte First (Associate) 

J. Arthur Beard Marshville, New Salem 

David C. Hambrick, Jr Chaplain 



8 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

Bob E. Murdock Oakboro, Ridgecrest 

Eugene P. Poe Westminster 

David B. Jenkins Rockingham 

J. Shepherd Russell, Jr Albemarle First 

Paul P. Thrower Park Avenue 

William D. Morton Waxhaw 

Eugene L. Daniel, Jr Myers Park (Associate) 

Wayne R. Aughinbaugh Cook's Memorial 

Thomas C. Bryan Commonwealth-Eastminster (Associate) 

Glenn S. Edgerton, Jr Professor 

Paul W. Beazley Camp Walton Stewart (Director) 

Paul A. Home Johnston Memorial 

A. Merrell Keith Turner, Siler 

Eldon D. Wadsworth Hopewell 

J. Daniel Zeluf f Interpreter's House 

Walter D. Clark Inter-Church Action 

Fred P. Turner Albemarle Road 

Edwin O. Byrd, Jr Charlotte Third 

Charles M. Murray Myers Park (Minister Education) 

Oliver W. Carmichael Sharon 

F. B. O'Shields St. Giles 

A. Rudolph Hendricks South Tryon 

David C. Kennedy Matthews 

Robert J. James Paw Creek 

Fred R. McAlister Chaplain 

A. Leslie Thompson Clanton Memorial (Stated Supply) 

James P. Barksdale, Jr St. Paul 

Zane M. Moore Central Steele Creek 

Robert S. Owens, Jr Plaza 

J. W. Stork, H.R. 

Robert H. Ramey, Jr Selwyn Avenue 

Leonard H. Bullock Thomasboro 

Frank H. Caldwell Presbyterian Foundation 

Kenneth P. Craig Mallard Creek 

Neely McCarter Professor, U.T.S. 

James N. Biggers Badin 

Robert F. Henry, Jr Chaplain's School 

Henry S. Robinson Memorial 

Carl T. Uzzell St. John 

H. Howard Smith Wadesboro First 

John E. Smylie President Queens College 

E. T. Thompson, Jr Forest Hill 

Joseph H. J. Vernon Commonwealth-Eastminster 

Edward C. Wilson Selwyn Avenue (Associate) 

Robert W. Rayburn Christ 

Wilbur D. Kuenzli Plaza (Associate) 

James A. Cannon First Union 

J. E. Wayland, Sr., H.R. 

John A. Luddy McGee 

James S. Mann Macedoni a 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

Franklin O. Toole, Jr Troy 

J. Renwick Kennedy, Jr Locust 

H. E. Stoessel Covenant (Assistant) 

J. Brett Fenwick Albemarle First (Associate) 

Friedrich Schilling, Jr Providence 

Richard C. Brand, Jr Trinity (Assistant) 

John F. Foy Altan-Bethany 

Neil C. Leach ACTS 

Robert S. Maclin, III Bethlehem 

W. B. H. Corkey Professor 

John W. Hesley Evangelist 

Roy W. Coker Pleasant Hill 

Joseph F. Condro Avondale (Associate) 

Marshal L. Smith Marston, Marks Creek 

Joe E. Stowe Monroe, First 

Charles W. Coats McQuay 

William A. Dysard, Jr Mulberry 

James E. Ratchford Norwood 

C. Franklin Jacks Professor, Queens College 

Raeford Rodney Love Benton Heights 

Paul Douglas Heidt Mt. Gilead, Pee Dee 

Marcus B. Prince, III Pineville 

W. W. Thrower Cameronian 

T. W. Tucker Sardis 

G. Curtis Moore Stephenson-Unionville 

T. J. Nash Walkersville 

Javan W. Reid, Jr Evangelist 

Morris J. Ehrlich, III Monroe — First (Associate) 

Stated Supply of Beulah & Lee Park 

William F. Long Hamlet — First 

J. Benjamin Kirkland, Jr Newell 

F. A. Mathes Huntersville 

Charles L. Kirby Caldwell Memorial 

Taft A. Franklin Mt. Carmel — Norman 

Glenn L. Hill Ramah 

James W. Eller Robinson 

W. C. Rhodes Sharon (Assistant) 

Total Ministers 135 



10 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

ROLL OF CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

William E. Alexander, Presbyterian School of Christian Education, 
Sardis Church 

James H. Banbury, Columbia Seminary, Westminster Church 

Samuel Monroe Busch, Jr., Army, Locust Church 

James Craig Butler, Wofford College, Amity Church 

William Frederick Dotger, Presbyterian College, Williams Memorial 
Church 

George L. Ducker, Louisville Seminary, Myers Park Church 

Charles D. Elliott, Union Seminary, Wilmore Church 

David T. Fisher, Columbia Seminary, Cameronian Church 

Shirley Ann Gilliam, Union Seminary, New York, Covenant Church 

Benny Eugene Gurley, Louisville Seminary, Mulberry Church 

Jerry Williams Hills, Baptist College of Charleston, Marshville Church 

George H. Kuykendall, Jr., Union Seminary, Covenant Church 

Stephen H. Marion, Wingate College, Amity Church 

David F. Mclnnis, Service, Plaza Church 

Robert Lee Nichols, Louisville Seminary, Carmel Church 

Joe Lee Puckett, Columbia Seminary, Hopewell Church 

H. Carson Rhyne, Jr., Presbyterian College, Mulberry Church 

James E. Shackelford, Divinity School, U. of Chicago, Covenant Church 

Charles R. Sizemore, Army, Caldwell Memorial Church 

Thomas S. Stukes, University of North Carolina — Charlotte, Myers 
Park Church 

Kendall B. Tarlton, Louisville Seminary, Covenant Church 

Charles A. Van Wagner, Columbia Seminary, Selwyn Avenue Church 

David C. Verner, Union Seminary, Myers Park Church 

James Paxton Wray, Philadelphia Medical School with Chaplains, 
Sardis Church 



CANDIDATES FOR LAY SERVICE 

Eleanor Anne Pepi, Princeton Theological Seminary, Myers Park 
Church 

Terry Lynne Brown, Meredith College, Steele Creek Church 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



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ROLL OF CHURCHES 
All Town Addresses are North Carolina unless otherwise staled. 

Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Albemarle First H. T. Webb T. L. Andrew 

1106 Melchor Road P. O. Box 520 

Albemarle 28001 Albemarle 28001 

Albemarle Road George H. Jones Jerry B. Holladay 

1032 Norwich Rd. 1600 Marlwood Circle 

Charlotte 28212 Charlotte 28212 

Altan Odus Doster William Floyd 

Route 4 Route 1 

Monroe 28110 Monroe 28110 

Amay James Melvin Murriel Richard Mitchell, Jr. 

2510 Sherrill Ave. 9040 Feldbank Drive 

Charlotte 28208 Charlotte 28208 

Amity T. H. Donaldson Paul G. Martin 

5514 Grafton PI. 4023 Belshire Lane 

Charlotte 28212 Charlotte 28205 

Avondale Charles A. Spratt C. K. Smith 

1162 Seneca PI. 500 Hollis Road 

Charlotte 28209 Charlotte 28209 

Badin A. C. Gardner D. A. Beck 

Box 883 Box 746 

Badin 28009 Badin 28009 

Banks Roy Carter F. Parks Stephenson 

Route 3 Route 2, Box 309 

Waxhaw 28173 Fort Mill, S. C. 29715 

Belk, W. H C. M. Snyder David L. Pate 

3838 Allwood Drive 1029 Nations Dr. 

Charlotte 28210 Charlotte 28210 

Benton Heights J. Earl Williams Pressley Hinson 

404 Lydia Street 1314 Concord Avenue 

Monroe 28110 Monroe 28110 

Bethany Paul Whitley Roy Snipes 

Route 5 Route 5 

Monroe 28110 Monroe 28110 

Bethel J. Wilson Knox Joe R. Washam, Jr. 

Route 2 RFD #2, 

Huntersville 28078 Huntersville 28078 

Bethlehem Buford A. Price Ed G. Thomas 

Rt. 7 Rt. 1 

Monroe 28110 Indian Trail 28079 

Beulah A.W.Collins Ralph Rorie 

Route 1 Route 3 

Monroe 28110 Pageland, S. C. 29728 

Biscoe Daniel J. McCaskill William A. Lewis, Jr. 

Box 176 Biscoe 27209 
Biscoe 27209 

Caldwell Memorial A. W. Porter Mrs. D. M. Allen 

458 Lyttleton Dr. 330 Shasta Lane 

Charlotte 28211 Charlotte 28211 

Camden J. Boyce Baker, Jr. Miss Ethel Hildreth 

1317 Shannon Drive Route 3 

Wadesboro 28170 Wadesboro 28170 

Cameronian Colon McDonald Mrs. Robert J. Snead 

34 Asington Street 206 Snead Ave. 

Rockingham 28379 Rockingham 28379 



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MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Candor E. O. Kenion Mrs. Javan Reid 

Candor P. O. Box 635 

North Carolina 27229 Candor 27229 

Carmel Charles A. Dewey, Jr. Herbert W. Wakeford 

2324 Flintwood Lane 2311 Thornridge Rd. 

Charlotte 28211 Charlotte 28211 

Central Steele Creek S. Crowell Capps C. F. Blackwelder 

Rt. 1, Box 218 Route 2, Box 1138-D 

Pineville 28134 Charlotte 28210 

Charlotte First B. N. Andrews, Jr. Herbert H. Browne, Jr. 

4027 Abingdon Road 910 Harvard Place 

Charlotte 28211 Charlotte 28207 

Christ N. J. Owens W. E. Carter 

2509 Toddville Rd. 6624 Pawnee Drive 

Charlotte 28208 Charlotte 28214 

Commonwealth- M. C. Clark C. Wayne Woods 

Eastminster 1147 Linda Lane 1230 Rollins Ave. 

Charlotte 28211 Charlotte 28205 

Clanton Memorial Allen W. Estridge, Jr. Ricky Furr 

911 YorkmontRd. 434 Blairhill Road 

Charlotte 28210 Charlotte 28210 

Cooks Memorial Wilton A. Dunn Robert M. Penninger 

Rt. 9, Box 299 187 Gum Branch Rd. 

Charlotte 28208 Charlotte 28214 

Cornelius Joe V. Boone Marvin Bradford 

Box 68 Cornelius 28031 
Cornelius 28031 

Covenant Dean W. Colvard Cecil W. Davis, Jr. 

3066 Stonybrook Rd. 2014 Dartmouth Place 

Charlotte 28205 Charlotte 28207 

East Morris Plyler Lynn Burris 

817 Jerilyn Drive 6411 Wheeler Drive 

Charlotte 28212 Charlotte 28211 

Ellerbe First Willie Scott McRae A. M. Carter 

Box 117 Route 2 

Ellerbe 28338 Ellerbe 28338 

First Union John M. Dunn, Jr. William H. Stewart 

Route 11, Box 236 Route 11, Box 64 

Charlotte 28213 Charlotte 28213 

Forest Hill J. Wilson Stewart D. Maynard Marshall 

5054 Baylor Dr. 4825 Gilmore Dr. 

Charlotte 28209 Charlotte 28209 

Hamlet John M. Fowler Henry S. Proctor 

414 Spring St. Route 2, Box 269-AB 

Hamlet 28345 Hamlet 28345 

Hawley Memorial Mr. E. F. Billingsley Mrs. E. F. Billingsley 

Box 4 Box 4 

Polkton 28135 Polkton 28135 

Hickory Grove Mrs. R. L. Wright Kenneth Flowe 

7500 Hickory Grove- 3517 Delgany Drive 

Newell Rd. Charlotte 28212 
Charlotte 28212 

Hopewell William E. Moss Darwin G. Moore 

Rt. 3, Box 470 Route 3 

Huntersville 28078 Huntersville 28078 



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Churches Clerk of Session 

Huntersville J. Y. Barnette 

Route 1, Box 250 
Huntersville 28078 

Indian Hill J. W. Morgan 

RFD #2 
Stanfield 28163 

Indian Trail Robert M. Moore 

5700 Old Monroe Rd. 
Matthews 28105 

Johnston Memorial Kenneth Smith 

3816 Woodleaf Rd. 
Charlotte 28205 

Lee Park John D. Williams 

RFD #1 
Monroe 28110 

Locust Robert L. Smith, Sr. 

Rt. 1, Box 90 
Stanfield 28163 

Macedonia Paul O'Quinn 

Rt. 1, Box 184 
Biscoe 27209 

Mallard Creek Harry S. Kirk 

Route 10, Box 491 
Charlotte 28213 

Marks Creek C. O. McRae 

Route 1, Box 10 
Hamlet 28345 

Marshville Dr. C. A. Bolt 

Drawer 369 
Marshville 28103 

Marston Franklin McKay 

Rt. 1 
Marston 28363 

Matthews J. W. Russell 

P. O. Box 234 
Matthews 28105 

McGee John O. Sides 

336 Fielding Rd. 
Charlotte 28214 

McLean Ralph D. Lovin 

Route 2 
Ellerbe 28338 

McQuay John R. Litaker 

6601 Elmwood Circle 
Charlotte 28214 

Memorial G. Ross Summerville 

Rt. 6, Box 574 
Charlotte 28208 

Monroe First Fred McCallum 

1004 South Bragg St. 
Monroe 28110 

Morven John N. Wall 

Rt. 1, Box 113 
Morven 28119 

Mt. Carmel Lee Mclnnis 

Route 1, Box 221 
Ellerbe 28338 



Treasurer 

Miss Martha Montieth 
Route 1, Box 272 
Huntersville 28078 

Lewis Lambert 
RFD #2 
Stanfield 28163 

Joe Moser 
Route 2 
Matthews 28105 

I. V. Shaffer 

3407 Benard Avenue 

Charlotte 28206 

Charles E. Williams 
Route 1 
Monroe 28110 

Robert C. Wilson 
Rt. 1, Box 366 
Midland 28107 

Daniel J. McCaskill 
Route 1, Box 38 
Candor 27229 

J. Mack Oehler 
Rt. 7, Box 677 
Charlotte 28213 

H. C. McRae 
Route 1, Box 9 
Hamlet 28345 
G. O. Perkins 
Box 301 

Marshville 28103 
Mrs. B. H. Beacham 
Route 1 
Marston 28363 

D. R. Cofer 

341 Bubbling Well Road 

Matthews 28105 

J. Ross Kistler 
1125 James St. 
Charlotte 28214 

Mrs. J. D. McLean 
Route 1 
Ellerbe 28338 

Frank M. Felker, Jr. 
3712 Rogers Street 
Charlotte 28208 

Dean Auten 
Route 5, Box 1047 
Charlotte 28208 

A. H. Smith 

302 East Windsor St. 

Monroe 28110 

V. L. Wall, Jr. 
Route 1, Box 113 
Morven 28119 

Joe Comer 
Box 86 
Ellerbe 28338 



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Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Mt. Gilead A. L. McAulay J. E. Poe 

P. O. Box 278 Box 55 

Mt. Gilead 27306 Mt. Gilead 27306 

Mulberry L. W. Byrum Wilson Haney 

2627 Park Lane 2617 Moores Park Road 

Charlotte 28214 Charlotte 28214 

Myers Park Ruf us K. Allison Mark P. Johnson, Jr. 

P. O. Box 1249 409 Cherokee Road 

Charlotte 28201 Charlotte 28207 

Newell D. E. Beckwith W. D. Poteat 

Rt. 10, Box 579 P. O. Box 21 

Charlotte 28213 Newell 28126 

New Salem Oscar L. Efird C. C. Moore 

Route 2 Route 2 

Marshville 28103 Marshville 28103 

Norman D.T.Warner John R. Gallimore 

Norman 28367 Norman 28367 

Norwood Mrs. E. M. Thompson J. P. Hatley 

Box 121 Box 311 

Norwood 28128 Norwood 28128 

Oakboro E.P.Stewart Mrs. Edith L. McLendon 

Box 272 Box 428 

Oakboro 28129 Oakboro 28129 

Pageland Sammy Snipes Mrs. George A. Douglas 

Route 2 Box 224 

Pageland, S. C. 29728 Pageland, S. C. 29728 

Park Avenue J. C. Thompson Miss Louise Dobbins 

1602 Birch St. 614 Roberdell Road 

Rockingham 28379 Rockingham 28379 

Paw Creek F. E. Michael A. G. Davenport 

Route 6, Box 580-C 248 Mellwood Drive 

Charlotte 28208 Charlotte 28214 

Pee Dee C. W. Ussery Mrs. C. W. Ussery 

Route 3 Route 3 

Mt. Gilead 27306 Mt. Gilead 27306 

Philadelphia Ray H. Waltman Ray J. Hough 

Route 3, Box 442 Route 1 Box 486-A 

Matthews 28105 Midland 28107 

Pineville Reid Rogers Robert Henry 

3016 Spring Valley 522 Main St. 

Road Pineville 28134 
Charlotte 28210 

Plaza David R. Boozer James A. Wade 

6728 Queensberry Dr. 2017 Margate Ave. 

Charlotte 28211 Charlotte 28205 

Pleasant Hill T. LaFontine Odom Jay S. Choate 

Rt. 3 Rt. 1 

Charlotte 28210 Pineville 28134 

Providence John C. Reid, Jr. Richard A. Hudson, Jr. 

4750 Addison Drive Route 3 

Charlotte 28211 Waxhaw 28173 

Ramah Otis C. Gray J.W.Brown 

Route 2 Route 1 Box 487 

Huntersville 28078 Huntersville 28078 



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Churches Clerk of Session 

Rehoboth F. A. Gordon 

Box 274 
Waxhaw 28173 

Ridgecrest Ondrie Efird 

Rt. 1 
Stanfield 28163 

Robinson B. W. Faires 

Route 8, Box 277 
Charlotte 28212 

Rockingham R. C. McLean 

Box 612 
Rockingham 28379 

Rourk Alfred B. Smith 

RFD 1 
Ellerbe 28338 

St. Andrews R. E. White 

615 Kenlough Dr. 
Charlotte 28209 

St. Giles Doug Shivar 

3125 Goneaway Rd. 

Charlotte 28210 
St. John H. V. Nelson, Jr. 

3336 Woodleaf Rd. 

Charlotte 28205 

St. Paul Edd W. DeArmon, Jr. 

1015 Habersham Dr. 
Charlotte 28209 

Salem Lawrence Phillips 

Route 1 

Mt. Croghan, S. C. 

Sardis Kent T. Patterson 

1618 Lumarka Dr. 
Charlotte 28212 

Seigle Avenue Ray L. Gardner 

5021 Milford Road 
Charlotte 28210 

Selwyn Avenue William L. Felts 

327 Ridgewood Ave 
Charlotte 28209 

Sharon Richard E. Heaven 

3300 Cornish PI. 
Charlotte 28210 

Siler A. Gill Davis 

Rt. 2 
Matthews 28205 

Six Mile Creek 

Smallwood F. M. Jones 

1727 Vantage Place 
Charlotte 28214 

South Tryon Mrs. Eva Reid 

3466 Griffith St. 
Charlotte 28203 

Star J.F.Allen 

Box 8 
Biscoe 27209 



Treasurer 

Miss Hope Sims 
Route 1 
Waxhaw 28173 
Mrs. Nettie Almond 
Rt. 1 
Stanfield 28163 

S. L. Wallace 
Route 8, Box 278-A 
Charlotte 28212 
Steve Ward 
Box 1398 
Rockingham 28379 

Jimmy Russell 
Rt. 2 
Ellerbe 28338 

G. E. Schmid 

324 McDonald Avenue 

Charlotte 28203 

Mrs. Isabel Baker 
2027 Emerywood Drive 
Charlotte 28210 
Tommy L. Griggs 
5520 Kerry Lane 
Charlotte 28205 

S. H. Long, Jr. 

2504 Laburnum Avenue 

Charlotte 28205 

Mrs. Eddie Lee Sikes 

Route 1 

Pageland, S. C. 29728 

C. B. Baird, Sr. 
5700 Sardis Road 
Charlotte 28211 

Michael E. Gheesling 
Box 740X, Route 1 
Charlotte 28212 

Walter R. Moore 
3836 Fellsway 
Charlotte 28209 

W. T. Stanford 

3100 Sharon View Rd. 

Charlotte 28210 

W. Patterson Keels 
Route 6 
Monroe 28110 



Mrs. Hazel I. Harper 
2624 Roslyn Avenue 
Charlotte 28208 

John E. Montgomery 
1440 Interstate 85 
Charlotte 28208 

J. G. Britt, Jr. 
Star 27356 



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Churches Clerk of Session 

Steele Creek Harold P. Garrison 

Route 4, Box 468 
Charlotte 28208 

Stephenson James C. Simpson, Jr. 

Route 1, Box 660 
Indian Trail 28079 

Sugaw Creek Miss Mable Todd 

4412 Rolling Hills Dr. 
Charlotte 28213 

Third Roy Jenks 

2508 Belvedere Ave. 
Charlotte 28205 

Thomasboro J. Bud Payne 

P. O. Box 8631 
Charlotte 28208 

Trinity John C. McDonald, Jr. 

3131 Providence Rd. 
Charlotte 28211 

Troy S. H. McCall, Jr. 

Box 666 
Troy 27371 

Turner C. H. Biggers 

RFD #5 
Monroe 28110 

Unionville E. J. Braswell 

Route 2, Box 456 
Monroe 28110 

Wadesboro James D. Burch 

304 East View St. 
Wadesboro 28170 

Walkersville Robert L. McCain 

Route 2 
Waxhaw 28173 

Waxhaw J. L. Knox 

Box 34 
Waxhaw 28173 

Westminster Philip R. Hedrick 

2810 Wintergreen Dr. 
Charlotte 28211 

Westover Hills Lake Richey 

4214 Waterbury Dr. 
Charlotte 28209 



Williams Memorial 



H. G. Stancil 
Route 11, Box 605 
Charlotte 28213 



Treasurer 

Roy R. Helms 
Rt. 3, Box 397 G 
Charlotte 28210 

Will R. Kimbrell 

Route 1 

Indian Trail 28079 

Mrs. W. Howard Wall 
301 Providence Road 
Charlotte 28211 

Kenneth Stonebraker 
4001 Abbeydale Drive 
Charlotte 28205 

B. H. Lonj? 

252 W. LaPorte Drive 

Charlotte 28208 

Robert T. Johnson, Jr. 
2528 Sherwood Avenue 
Charlotte 28207 

Robert Gaddy 
Box 32 
Troy 27371 

George W. Simpson 
RFD 5 
Monroe 28110 

Mrs. E. J. Braswell 
Route 2, Box 456 
Monroe 28110 

W. L. Wildermuth 
216 S. Rutherford St. 
Wadesboro 28170 

Hazel Norwood 
Box 46 
Waxhaw 28173 

Robert Davis 
Route 4 
Waxhaw 28173 

George M. Smith, Jr. 
2020 Dilworth Rd., E. 
Charlotte 28203 

Mrs. George Anderson 
5726 Londonderry Road 
Charlotte 28209 

Don P. Brown 
Route 9, Box 402 
Charlotte, 28213 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 17 

The Two Hundred and Sixty-Fifth 

Stated Meeting of 

Mecklenburg Presbytery 



Plaza Presbyterian Church 
Charlotte, North Carolina 
February 24, 1970 

The Presbytery assembled at 2:00 P.M. and was led in a 
worship service including the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper 
and a sermon by the Moderator. Participating were Robert S. 
Owens, Jr., W. D. Kuenzli, Pastors of the host church, and 
A. Rudolph Hendricks, Moderator. Elders assisting in the 
administration of the Lord's Supper were Marion Davis, Jr., 
W. M. Crowder, J. D. McCluer, Samuel Elliott, Howard Waters, 
James Shinn, Frank Cook, J. E. Allen and Edd DeArmon. 

The sermon by the Moderator was on the theme, "Let Us 
Go Forward," from the text in Exodus 15:14. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order and a quorum 
was declared present. Ruling Elders attending Presbytery for 
the first time, visiting minister brethren, and other visitors 
were introduced and welcomed. 

Mrs. Ray L. Gardner, Ruling Elder in the Seigle Avenue 
Presbyterian Church and Moderator-Nominee, was elected by 
acclamation and took the chair. 

The report of the Committee on Arrangements was made 
by Robert S. Owens, Jr., host Pastor, who moved the adoption 
of the Docket. His motion was seconded and carried. 

THE DOCKET 

1. Opening Worship — Sermon by Rev. A. Rudolph Hendricks 

2. Sacrament of the Lord's Supper — Administered by Rev. Robert 
S. Owens, Jr. and Rev. W. D. Kuenzli, Assisted by Elders of the 
Plaza Church 

3. Enrollment of Presbytery and Introduction of visiting Brethren. 
Recognition of Ruling Elders attending Presbytery for the first time 

4. Election of Moderator — Mrs. Ray L. Gardner, Moderator Nominee. 

5. Report of Committee on Arrangements by Host Pastor 

6. Appointment of Standing Committees: 

1. Bills and Overtures 

2. Attendance 

3. Tellers 



18 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

7. Communications 

8. Report of Treasurer 

9. Report of Presbytery's Council — John M. Handley 

10. Report of Personnel Committee — Henry S. Robinson 

11. Report of General Presbyter 

12. Montreat — Anderson College (5 Minutes) 

13. Report of Committee on Pre-Ordination and Examinations 
Oliver W. Carmichael— (3:00 P.M.— Special Order) 

14. Report of Commission on the Minister and His Work — Robert J. 
James 

15. Calls for Pastors and Supplies 

16. Commissions to be appointed 

17. Nomination of Moderator — Nominee 

18. Report of Book Store Committee 

19. Report of Evaluation and Review Committee — E. T. Thompson, Jr. 
(5 minutes) 

20. Specialized Ministry — L. W. Topping (5 Minutes) 

21. Report of Court Operations — Russell M. Kerr 

a. Resolutions b. Place of next Stated Meeting 

22. Unfinished Business 

23. New Business 

24. Reading and adoption of Minutes 

25. Adjournment with Apostolic Benediction 

P. S. The following items scheduled for the February Meeting will be 
on the Docket for the May Meeting: 

1. Synod's Ad Interim Committee, Presbytery Boundaries 

2. Report Re: Ministers salaries, Commission on Minister and His Work 

A suspension of the rules was voted which would permit 
the adoption of the Minutes of the meeting at its close and not 
at the next stated meeting of the Court. 

ENROLLMENT: The following Teaching and Ruling El- 
ders were enrolled: 

Ministers: Wayne R. Aughinbaugh, James P. Barksdale, Jr., J. 
Arthur Beard, James N. Biggers, Richard C. Brand, Jr., Thomas C. 
Bryan, Leonard H. Bullock, Edwin O. Byrd, Jr., Frank H. Caldwell, 
James A. Cannon, Oliver W. Carmichael, John A. Carriker, Walter 
D. Clark, Charles W. Coats, M. A. Cochrane, Jr., Roy W. Coker, 
Edward B. Cooper, W. B. H. Corkey, Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., G. E. Dixon, 
William A. Dysard, Jr., John F. Foy, J. Brett Fenwick, James E. 
Fogartie, J. S. Garner, Warner L. Hall, John M. Handley, Vaughn 
Earl Hartsell, Paul Douglas Heidt, A. Rudolph Hendricks, Robert F. 
Henry, Jr., Fred C. Holder, Paul A. Home, Q. N. Huneycutt, Robert 
J. James, Frank S. Jones, A. Merrell Keith, J. Renwick Kennedy, Jr., 
Russell M. Kerr, J. Benjamin Kirkland, Jr., W. D. Kuenzli, John C. 
Laughlin, J. Cecil Lawrence, William F. Long, R. Rod Love, John 
A. Luddy, Jr., T. W. MacLean, Robert S. Maclin, III, J. R. McAlpine 
III, A. G. Mclnnis, John H. McVay, James S. Mann, Frank Alfred 
Mathes, Carl S. Miller, Zane M. Moore, W. D. Morton, Charles M. 
Murray, Thomas J. Nash III, F. B. O'Shields, Jr., Robert S. Owens, 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 19 



Jr., H. L. Patrick, E. P. Poe, M. B. Prince, Jr., Marcus B. Prince, III, 
Robert H. Ramey, Jr., J. E. Ratchford, Robert W. Rayburn, Glenn B. 
Robinson, Henry S. Robinson, J. S. Russell, Jr., Friedrich Schilling, 
Jr., H. Howard Smith, John E. Smylie, William A. Stewart, Jr., H. E. 
Stoessel, E. L. Stoffel, J. W. Stork, Joe E. Stowe, A. Leslie Thompson, 
Ernest T. Thompson, Jr., Paul P. Thrower, W. W. Thrower, Franklin 
Toole, Jr., T. W. Tucker, Robert Turner, Carl T. Uzzell, J. H. J. 
Vernon, Eldon D. Wadsworth, J. E. Wayland, Jr., David E. Wilkinson, 
T. Duke Williams, Malcolm R. Williamson, Edward C. Wilson, Robert 
S. Woodson. 

Ministers Excused: Paul W. Beazley, David G. Boyce, Kenneth 
P. Craig, Morris J. Ehrlich, III, Leighton Ford, Horace H. Hilton, Jr., 
C. F. Jacks, David B. Jenkins, David C. Kennedy, Charles E. S. 
Kraemer, Neal C. Leach, Bob E. Murdock, Douglas L. Paulson, 
Marshal L. Smith, Leonard W. Topping, Fred P. Turner. 

Minister Unexcused: J. F. Condro 

Elders: D. L. Little, Albemarle First; George H. Jones, Albemarle 
Road; Jack P. Baker, Altan; David L. Grier, Amay James; J. R. 
Cameron, Amity; Charlie Spratt, Avondale; A. C. Gardner, Badin; 
G. S. Morrison, W. H. Belk; A. Bruce Bradley, Jr., Benton Heights; 
Donald Doster, Bethany; Thomas B. Knox, Jr., Bethel; Brent Haigler, 
Bethlehem; D. J. McCaskill, Biscoe; E. J. Lyerly, Caldwell Memorial; 
Colon McDonald, Cameronian; Fuller McDuffie, Candor; Alfred 
Robinson, Carmel; C. M. Joy, Central Steele Creek; Thomas D. Spar- 
row, Charlotte First; M. E. Alexander, Christ; Mrs. Joe Hunter, 
Clanton Memorial; J. M. Altman, Commonwealth-Eastminster; Richard 
F. Rozzelle, Cook's Memorial; W. L. Capps, George S. Sinnicks, Carle- 
ton N. Whilden, Covenant; Roger W. Blackwelder, East; R. C. Carriker, 
Ellerbe; Jack Kanipe, First Union; Morris C. Greene, Forest Hill; 
Glenn O. Miller, Hamlet; Paul Strohauer, Hickory Grove; Joe L. 
Puckett, Sr., Hopewell; LeGette Blythe, Huntersville; Keith Williams, 
Indian Trail; Dan Lamon, Johnston Memorial; Robert Smith, Sr., 
Locust; D. J. McCaskill, Macedonia; Calvin B. Morrow, Mallard Creek; 
Dewitt Lee, Marshville; J. Hoyt Hamilton, McGee; John R. Litaker, 
McQuay; G. Ross Summerville, Memorial; Mrs. John W. Ormand, 
Monroe First; John N. Wall, Morven; Lee Mclnnis, Mt. Carmel; J. E. 
Poe, Mt. Gilead; L. W. Byrum, Mulberry; Rufus K. Allison, K. Martin 
Waters, Jr., Myers Park; Mrs. Elizabeth M. Glenn, Newell; D. T. 
Warner, Norman; R. B. Winchester, Norwood; Hugh M. Neisler, Page- 
land; Ernest J. Spivey, Park Avenue; Andy Harrington, Paw Creek; 
Ralph Howell, Philadelphia; Reid A. Rogers, Pineville; Matthew W. 
Crowder, Plaza; Jack L. Caldwell, Pleasant Hill; Joseph W. Hattersley, 
Providence; Harry Washam, Ramah; O. M. Efird, Ridgecrest; Campbell 
C. Cochran; St. Andrews; Carl B. Moss, St. Giles; George Hall, St. 
John; Edd W. DeArmon, Jr., St. Paul; Joseph M. Clark, Sardis; Michael 
E. Gheesling, Seigle Ave.; Charles H. Wheatley, Selwyn; George W. 
Elliott, Sharon; Fleet Davis, Siler; Mrs. Effie Everette, Smallwood; 
Annie N. Davis, South Tryon; N. W. Freeman, Star; H. L. Reid, Steele 
Creek; Guy D. Privette, Stephenson; W. G. Faires, Sugaw Creek; 
Rondal W. Moore, Charlotte Third; James M. Hopkins, Thomasboro; 
Charles E. Moore, Jr., Trinity; Parks McCorkle, Turner; Jack Tesh, 
Unionville; Mrs. William Wi]dermuth. Wadesboro; Donald McCain, 
Walkersville; W. C. Massey, Waxhaw; Paul M. Ranson, Westminster; 
Harry M. McRae, Westover Hills; J. W. Zimmerman, Jr., Williams 
Memorial. 

Churches Excused: Commonwealth-Eastminster, New Salem, 
Salem. 

Churches Unexcused: Banks, Beulah, Camden. Cornelius, Hawley 
Memorial, Indian Hill, Lee Park, Marks Creek, Marston, Matthews, 
McLean. Oakboro, Pee Dee, Rehoboth, Robinson, Rockingham First, 
Rourk, Troy. 



20 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

The following Standing Committees and Tellers were ap- 
pointed by the Moderator: 

Attendance Committee: J. Arthur Beard, Chairman; W. F. 
Long, E. O. Byrd, Jr., Edd W. DeArmon, Glenn O. Miller, W. G. 
Faires. 

Bills and Overtures: Frank H. Caldwell, Chairman; E. T. 
Thompson, Jr., Robert Turner, M. W. Crowder, Calvin B. 
Morrow, Joe L. Puckett, Sr. 

Tellers: J. S. Russell, Jr., Chairman; Carl S. Miller, Oliver 
W. Carmichael, James W. Hopkins, W. L. Capps, J. M. Zimmer- 
man, Jr. 

A report of the Committee on Pre-Ordination and Exami- 
nations was made by Oliver W. Carmichael, who introduced 
Robert Lee Nichols, Carmel Church, and Joseph Lee Puckett, 
Hopewell Church, as Candidates for the Ministry of the Word. 
They made statements as to their religious experience and 
sense of call. These were approved as satisfactory and the 
motion prevailed that they be received. The reception pro- 
cedure was conducted by the Moderator. A charge was de- 
livered to Robert Lee Nichols by his pastor, John C. Laughlin, 
and to Joseph Lee Puckett by his pastor, Eldon D. Wadsworth. 
Prayer was offered by A. Rudolph Hendricks and the Mod- 
erator declared the two young men enrolled as Candidates. 

Zane M. Moore, Chairman of the sub-committee on Ex- 
aminations presented the following ministers for examination 
and reception: Glenn Lee Hill, Presbytery of Concord; Taft A. 
Franklin, Presbytery of Abingdon; James W. Eller, Presbytery 
of Bethel; Charles LaRue Kirby, Presbytery of Wilmington; 
and William C. Rhodes, Jr., Presbytery of Concord. 

The Committee reported that the examination of these 
brethren in compliance with the Book of Church Order was 
complete and sustained. Each of them made statements to the 
Court as to religious experience and sense of call. The motion 
prevailed that these statements be received as satisfactory 
and that Glenn L. Hill, Taft A. Franklin, James W. Eller, 
Charles L. Kirby and William C. Rhodes, Jr. be admitted to 
membership in the Presbytery upon signing the Roll Book. 

Calls for the pastoral services were found in order and 
placed in the hands of the ministers as follows: Glenn L. Hill 
to the Ramah Church; Taft A. Franklin to the Norman and 
Mt. Carmel Churches; James W. Eller to the Robinson Church; 
Charles L. Kirby to the Caldwell Memorial Church; and 
William C. Rhodes as Assistant Pastor of the Sharon Church. 
For terms of calls, see report of the Commission on the Minister 
and His Work. These calls were accepted, and Installation 
Commissions were appointed as follows: 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 21 



Commission Appointed By Mecklenburg Presbytery To 
Install Reverend Glenn L. Hill As Pastor Of The 
Ramah Church On March 1, 1970 at 7 P.M. 
Ministers 

J. Cecil Lawrence, Chairman — To Preside and propound the Constitu- 
tional Questions 

J. S. Garner — To preach the Sermon 

Zane M. Moore — To deliver the charge to the Pastor 

Frank A. Mathes — Prayer 

Ruling Elders 

W. B. Young (Central Steele Creek) — To deliver the charge to the 
Congregation 

Arthur W. Barnes (Central Steele Creek) 

E. S. Barnhardt (Ramah) 

Alternate: Thomas C. Brown (Ramah) 

Commission Appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to 
Install Reverend James W. Eller as Pastor of the 
Robinson Church on March 1, 1970 at 7:30 P.M. 
Ministers 

Glenn B. Robinson, Chairman — To preside and propound the Consti- 
tutional Questions 

Fred P. Turner — To preach the Sermon 

Paul W. Beazley — To deliver the charge to the Pastor 

Russell M. Kerr 

Ruling Elders 

Robert Hill (Robinson) — To deliver the charge to the Congregation 

Byron Luna (Robinson) 

John W. Brawley (Robinson) 

B. W. Faires (Robinson) Alternate 

Commission Appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to Install 
Reverend Charles L. Kirby as Pastor of the Caldwell Memorial 
Church on Sunday, March 1, 1970 at 3 P.M. 
Ministers 

Thornton W. Tucker, Chairman — To preside and propound the Con- 
stitutional Questions 

E. Lee Stoffel — To preach the Sermon 

Eugene D. Witherspoon — To deliver the charge to the Congregation 

Robert H. Ramey, Jr. 

Ruling Elders 

Thomas D. Sparrow, M.D. — To deliver the charge to the Pastor 

Ernest B. Hunter, Jr. 

William A. White, Jr. 

P.S. Dr. Eugene Witherspoon to be invited to participate in the Service 



22 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Commission Appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to 

Install Reverend Taft A. Franklin as Pastor of the 

Norman and Mi. Carmel Churches on Sunday, March 8, 

1970 at 11 A.M. (The Service to be held in the 

Norman Presbyterian Church) 

Ministers 

T. Duke Williams, Chairman — To preside and propound the Consti- 
tutional Questions 

Frank H. Caldwell — To preach the Sermon 

John A. Carriker — To deliver the charge to the Pastor 

Ruling Elders 

Horace McCall (Troy) — To deliver the charge to the Congregations 
John W. Terry (Park Avenue) 
Edward O. Kenion (Candor) 
W. S. McRae (Ellerbe) 

Commission Appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to Install 

Reverend William C. Rhodes as Assistant Pastor of the 

Sharon Presbyterian Church on Sunday, March 15, 1970 at 11:15 A.M. 

Ministers 

Oliver W. Carmichael, Chairman — To preside and propound the Con- 
stitutional Questions 

Frank H. Caldwell — To preach the Sermon 

David E. Wilkinson — To deliver the charge to the minister 

Ruling Elders 

Mrs. Ray L. Gardner (Seigle Avenue) — To deliver the charge to the 
Congregation 

John Vance Washam (Cornelius) 

Richard E. Heaven (Sharon) 

Under communications, the Stated Clerk presented the 
following: 

An overture from the Session of the Seigle Avenue Church 
requesting Presbytery to forbid its member churches from per- 
mitting the rental of their church buildings for private schools, 
grades 1 through 12; 

An overture from the Session of the Westminster Church 
asking Presbytery for guidelines in combatting the use of 
pornography in this area. 

These overtures were referred to the Standing Committee 
on Bills and Overtures. 

L. W. Topping requested Presbytery to accept his resigna- 
tion as a member of the Committee on Personnel, and it was 
accepted. This vacancy is to be filled by election by Presbytery. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 23 

Robert F. Henry, Jr. requested the Court to accept his 
resignation as Hospital Chaplain and Stated Supply of the 
Banks Church, to dissolve the pastoral relationship between 
him and that church and grant him permission to labor without 
the bounds of the Presbytery for a period 12 months. The 
motion prevailed that these requests be granted. 

The report of the Commission to install Frank Alfred 
Mathes as pastor of the Huntersville Church was presented 
and admitted to record. 



Service of Installation for Frank Alfred Mathes 
Huntersville Presbyterian Church, December 14, 1969 

The Commission met on December 14, 1969 at 3:30 P.M. at the 
Church. Commission members present were: Ministers: J. Cecil 
Lawrence, Chairman; Eugene P. Poe, Frank H. Caldwell, and Eugene 
L. Daniel, Jr. Elders: Joseph W. Grier, Jr., Benjamin S. Horack, Sr., 
LeGette Blythe, and Merle Randle. 

The Commisson meeting was opened with prayer by Frank H. 
Caldwell. Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., was elected Secretary of the Com- 
mission. The Commisson recessed for the Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. Benjamin S. Horack, Sr., read the 
Scripture and Merle Randle had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by Eugene P. Poe on the topic, "A 
Sense of History". 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the In- 
stallation Service. 

The Chairman propounded the Constitutional Questions to the 
Minister, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the Constitutional Questions to the Huntersville 
Congregation, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Mem- 
bers of the Commission then gave the new Pastor the right hand of 
fellowship. The Chairman then declared that Reverend Frank Alfred 
Mathes had been regularly elected, and installed as Pastor of the 
Huntersville Presbyterian Church. 

A Prayer of Installation was delivered by Eugene L. Daniel, Jr. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by Frank H. Caldwell. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by Joseph W. 
Grier, Jr. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by Benjamin S. Horack, Sr. 

Eugene L. Daniel, Jr. 
Secretary- 
Minutes of the Commission of Mecklenburg Presbytery 
and First Presbytery (A. R. P.) relative to the First Union 
Presbyterian Church were admitted to record. 



24 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Minutes of Commission 

The Joint Commisison of Mecklenburg Presbytery (U.S.) and 
First Presbytery (ARP), relative to First Union Presbyterian Church, 
met in the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, North Carolina, 
January 15, 1970, at 4:30 P.M. 

The Commission was called to order by the Chairman, Russell M. 
Kerr. 

Those present were: members — Russell M. Kerr, J. W. Lesslie, 
Henry P. Bigham, Jr., E. Ross Cathey, James E. Fogartie, Joseph W. 
Grier, Jr.; visitors — J. A. Cannon, Carleton N. Whilden, Robert Ritchie, 
J. Cecil Lawrence. 

James E. Fogartie offered the opening prayer. 

The Chairman gave a resume of actions relative to properties of 
First Union Presbyterian Church. 

Carleton N. Whilden, Chairman of the Committee on Property and 
Insurance of the Council of Mecklenburg Presbytery, detailed offers 
for properties belonging to and formerly used by Nevin Presbyterian 
Church. 

Motion: that the Commission accept the offer to lease with option 
to purchase of the Rock of Ages Baptist Church, dated December 16, 
1969, subject to approval of the lease agreement by the Committee on 
Property and Insurance of the Presbytery of Mecklenburg, and legal 
counsel; and that the trustees of Mecklenburg Presbytery be requested 
to execute such papers as are necessary to carry out the contract. 
Seconded. Unanimous. 

Mr. Whilden read an offer for the former Allen Hills A.R.P. 
property. 

Motion: that the Commission accept the offer of St. Matthew's 
United Church of Christ to purchase property described in the offer, 
subject to the approval of the offer by the Committee on Property 
and Insurance of Mecklenburg Presbytery and legal counsel; and that 
the trustees of Mecklenburg Presbytery be requested to execute such 
papers as are necessary to carry out the contract. Seconded. Unani- 
mous. 

It was noted that unsold properties will continue to be listed with 
Vinson Realty Company. 

The Chairman expressed the appreciation of the Commission to 
Mr. Whilden for his efforts in behalf of this work. 

The Commission was adjourned with prayer by the Reverend 
James A. Cannon. 

James E. Fogartie, Clerk 

Communications from (1) T. Watson Street and (2) W. Thad 
Goodwin were referred to the Committee on Publicity and 
Promotion and Presbytery's Council. 

The report of the Commission appointed to merge the 
Camp Greene and Wilmore Churches was presented and ad- 
mitted to record. 

Report of Commission to Merge Camp Greene and Wilmore 
Presbyterian Churches on December 14, 1969 

The Commission convened in the Pastors Study of the Camp 
Greene Presbyterian Church on Sunday, December 14, 1969, at 7 P.M. 
Frank H. Caldwell, Chairman, called the Commission to order, and 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 25 



Robert F. Stokes led in prayer. J. Cecil Lawrence was elected 
Secretary. 

Members of Commission present: Ministers: Frank H. Caldwell, 
J. Cecil Lawrence, Fred C. Holder, Marshall E. Tobias, Jr. Ruling 
Elders: Harvey W. Johnston, M.D., Robert F. Stokes, Hugh D. Verner, 
M.D., J. Price Robinson, Theodore A. Greene, Clarence W. Kelly. 

At 7:30 the Commission joined the Congregation in worship. After 
the singing of the hymn, "Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation", 
J. Cecil Lawrence pronounced the invocation. The Scripture was read 
by J. Cecil Lawrence. Fred C. Holder preached on the subject, "The 
Church and History". 

The Chairman explained the purpose of the Commission which 
had been given authority by Mecklenburg Presbytery to merge the 
Camp Greene and Wilmore Churches. 

The Chairman asked the congregation if they were ready to adopt 
the Plan of Union presented to Mecklenburg Presbytery. They voted 
in the affirmative. 

After the Chairman asked the questions, he declared that the 
Camp Greene and Wilmore Churches were united into the Christ 
Presbyterian Church. 

The Chairman read a telegram from the Officers and Congregation 
of the Westover Hills Church congratulating the members of the new 
congregation. 

The congregation of Christ Presbyterian Church elected the follow- 
ing Ruling Elders: M. E. Alexander, F. A. Bollinger, W. M. Burch, 
Lamar W. Coates, A. E. Cobb, William E. Cross, W. P. Costner, Guy 
E. Fleming, John M. Fleming, Douglas E. Flowe, John C. Harper, 
John O. Hawfield, L. W. Henkel, William A. Hucks, T. L. Eddings, 

B. H. Moore, J. H. Mullis, J. T. Nivens, Napoleon J. Owens, Harold 

C. Patterson, James B. Pope, H. F. Porter, R. L. Porter, Malcolm S. 
Rhyne, Jr., Roland M. Smith, John B. Smith, J. E. Stroud, C. D. 
Wilson, Jr. 

Absent were: J. R. Jamison, Sr., M. C. Tilley and H. Y. Yandle. 
H. O. Gunnell, Elder Emeritus, was not present. 

The following Deacons were elected: H. D. Amos, James L. 
Beaver, C. I. Boozer, Robert A. Campbell, Paul C. Chambers, J. C. 
Conder, Jr., Earl M. Cox, Jr., Luther M. Douglas, E. J. Huffstickler, 
Clinton E. Jackson, E. A. James, A. J. Kisner, Clyde W. O'Dell, C. H. 
Phillips, Wesley Phillips, Floyd S. Porter, Horace Ratcliffe, George 
P. Stowe, Andrew P. Tanner, H. F. Taylor, Howard L. Thrower, Ed 
O. Underwood, Lewis A. West, L. A. Wolfe. 

Absent were: R. M. Godwin, Walter J. McCorkle, F. C. Pegram. 

The following Trustees were elected: Frank Grubb, D. W. Flowe, 
H. F. Porter, John B. Smith, C. H. Phillips. 

The congregation extended a call to Reverend Robert W. Rayburn. 
The following people were authorized by the congregation to sign 
the call: H. F. Porter, C. H. Phillips. M. E. Alexander, Lewis A. West, 
Jr., H. A. Ratcliffe. Roland W. Smith. The terms of the call are as 
follows: Salary $7,000; Manse and all utilities: $1,500 Car Allowance; 
$75 Book Fund (Per year); Full 10 percent of the Salary basis for 
Annuities and Group Insurance; One month paid vacation; one day, 
other than Sunday, off each week. 

The questions to Mr. Rayburn and to the congregation were 
answered in the affirmative. 

The Chairman declared that Robert W. Rayburn had been elected 
as Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church. Mr. Rayburn accepted the 
Call which was placed in his hands. 



26 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

All Officers, both Elders and Deacons, who were present were in- 
stalled by the Commission. Reverend Robert W. Rayburn was installed 
as Pastor by the Commission. 

Reverend Marshall E. Tobias offered the prayer for the newly 
elected Pastor and Officers. 

The Charge to the Pastor and Officers was given by Robert F. 
Stokes. 

The Charge to the Congregation was given by Harvey W. 
Johnston, M.D. 

After the singing of the hymn, "God of Grace and God of Glory", 
the benediction was given by Robert W. Rayburn. 

The Commission retired to the Pastor's Study and after the 
reading of the Minutes, which were approved, Frank H. Caldwell 
led in the closing prayer. 

J. Cecil Lawrence, Secretary 

An announcement by Joe E. Stowe with regard to a 
Special Studies Workshop was received as information. 

The Presbytery Treasurer's Report was presented, received 
and admitted to record. 

MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY'S CENTRAL TREASURER 
RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS — 1969 

1. General Assembly— Budgeted $366,483.37 

Non-Budgeted 9,845.68 

2. Synod of North Carolina— Budgeted $260,364.51 

Non-Budgeted, Campaign Funds 600.00 

3. Church Extension — Presbytery- 
Receipts: 

Benevolences $ 86,243.89 

Boyd Memorial Fund 2,891.03 

Tax Refund for 1968 8.37 

Vacation Fund for Ministers 60.00 

Insurance Refund 230.00 

Refund— Task Force letters .... 40.56 

Designated for Seigle 

Avenue 3,750.00 

Presbyterian Development 

Fd 1,678.75 

Balance on Hand l-10-'69 11,417.65 

Total — Budgeted $106,320.25 

Receipts — Non-Budgeted 

Board of National Ministries ..$ 5,000.00 
Sale of Albemarle Road Prop. 15,901.41 

Sale of Pineville Property 20,000.00 

Jail Ministry — Designated 35.00 

Total— Non-Budgeted $ 40,936.41 

Total Receipts $147,256.66 

Disbursements — Budgeted 

Sustentation $ 42,755.00 

Pineville Presbyterian Church 10,000.00 

Double Oaks Nursery 5,000.00 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 27 

Inter-Church Action 9,500.00 

Dilworth Community Ministry 1,500.00 

Indian Trail Property 11,331.40 

Albemarle Property 3,920.00 

Committee Operating Expenses 5,952.04 

Seigle Avenue Debt 8,245.80 

Total Budgeted $ 98,204.24 

Disbursements — Non- Budgeted 

Charlotte First— School of Music $ 5,000.00 

First Fed. Savings— Pineville Church 15,901.41 

Pineville— Sale of Property 18,800.00 

Commission for sale of Property 1,200.00 

Jail Ministry 35.00 

Total Non-Budgeted $ 40,936.41 

Total Disbursements $139,140.65 

Balance on Hand January 10, 1970 ....$ 8,116.01 

4. Christian Education 

Receipts: 

Balance on Hand l-10-'69 $ 14,652.61 

Benevolences 29,778.61 

Tax Refund— 1968 280.58 

Registration Fees — 

Camp Stewart 5,617.52 

Fees from Workshops 54.70 

Fee from Leadership School .. 390.70 

Kings Mt. Presbytery 400.00 

Fees from Youth Rally 43.97 

Interest on Savings 

Certificate 100.00 

Sale of tractor 750.00 

From Stock on tractor 994.11 

Refund — Duplicate payment 43.06 

Total Receipts $ 53,105.86 

Disbursements — Camp Stewart 

Administrative $ 19,126.11 

Operations 9,298.81 

Maintenance 4,036.74 

Supplies, equipment 2,167.83 

Dietitian's Expenses 658.00 

Petty Cash 200.00 

Architect's Expenses 13.92 

Tractor 2,738.21 

Total Camp Stewart $ 38,239.62 

Christian Education Committee Expenses: 

Charlotte Leadership School $ 1,759.18 

Interpersonal Relations Laboratory 300.00 

Stanley-Montgomery School 450.00 

Richmond-Anson School 500.00 

Youth- Sub-Committee 734.32 

Division Workshops 928.50 

Men's Work 275.00 

Children's Sub-Committee 368.70 

D. C. E. Office Expenses 115.00 

Continuing Education DCE 113.40 

Scholarships — CLC 1,435.00 

Home and Family Expenses 419.50 



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Committee Travel and Expenses 360.09 

Adult Consultants 1 Training 100.00 



Total Committee Expenses $ 7,858.69 

Total C. Stewart and C. E. Com $ 46,098.31 

Balance on Hand January 10, 1970 $ 7,007.55 

5. Committee on Evangelism 

Balance on Hand l-10-'69 $ 461.00 

Receipts: 

Benevolences 879.71 

Tax Refund 1968 32.94 

Festival of Faith Offerings 333.40 

Total Receipts $ 1,707.05 

Disbursements — Evangelism 

Festival of Faith $ 1,339.81 

Educational Programs 35.00 

Church Project 50.00 

Committee Operating Expenses 41.53 



Total Disbursements $ 1,466.34 

Balance on Hand January 10, 1970 $ 240.71 

6. Ministerial Education 

Balance on Hand l-10-'69 $ 184.44 

Receipts: 

Benevolences 1,847.53 

Alexander Fund 375.27 



Total Receipts $ 2,407.24 

Disbursements: Grants-In-Aid $ 2,207.24 

Balance on Hand January 10, 1970 $ 200.00 

7. Minister and His Work 

Balance on Hand l-10-'69 $ 1,422.25 

Receipts: 

Benevolences 1,294.40 

Refund for Minister's 

expenses 90.00 

Designated gift 50.00 

Total Receipts: $ 2,856.65 

Disbursements: 

Committee Operating Expenses $ 937.30 

Discretionary Fund 1,569.44 

Total Disbursements $ 2,506.74 

Balance on Hand January 10, 1970 $ 349.91 

8. Chapel Hill Sanctuary 

Receipts: 

Benevolences $ 3,180.26 

Disbursements $ 3,000.00 

Balance on Hand January 10, 1970 $ 180.26 

9. Presbytery's Council — Budgeted 
Balance on Hand 1-10-69 ($—138.58) 

Receipts: 

Benevolences $ 21,551.44 

Tax Refund 1968 _ 161.42 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 29 



Glenwood ARP for Chaplain 50.00 

Total Receipts $ 21,624.28 

Disbursements — Budgeted 

The Mecklenburg Presbyterian $ 5,568.96 

The Chaplains' Program 

Salaries, Social Security 8,840.80 

M.A.F. — Chaplains 2,128.00 

Hospitalization 628.50 

Miscellaneous Expenses 1,150.00 

Office Furniture 291.20 

Total Disbursements $ 18,607.46 

Balance on Hand January 10, 1970 $ 3,016.82 

Receipts: Non-Budgeted 

Fowler Fund $ 750.00 

Offering— Mission Possible .... 73.86 

Rockingham Church 836.00 

First Union Church Manse 12,532.20 

Alexander Children's Center 450.56 

Total Non-Budgeted $ 14,642.62 

Disbursements: Non-Budgeted 

Rockingham Church $ 836.00 

First Union Church Manse 12,532.20 

Fowler Fund and Mission Possible 514.70 

Alexander Children's Center 450.56 



Total Non-Budgeted $ 14,333.46 

Balance Fowler Fund January 10, 1970 $ 309.16 

10. World Mission Committee 
Receipts: 

Benevolences $ 276.61 

Disbursements: 

Delegates to Montreat $ 218.50 

Balance on Hand January 10, 1970 $ 58.11 

World Mission Film Fund $ 151.77 

11. Church and Manse Fund 
Receipts: 

From Members $ 4,442.00 

Disbursements: 

Pineville Presbyterian Church $ 1,467.50 

Seigle Avenue Presbyterian Church 1,659.50 

Benton Heights Presbyterian Church 1,315.00 

Total Disbursements $ 4,442.00 

Balance on Hand January 10, 1970 None 

12. Business Fund 

Balance on Hand l-10-'69 ($—3,442.78) 

Receipts: 

Churches 1968 $ 2,346.96 

Churches 1969 61,066.13 

Council to Business Fund 5,116.10 

N.C.N.B. Stock 21.07 

N.C.N.B. Dividends 54.72 

Tax Refund 1968 160.13 



30 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Stewardship Supper 16.55 

Designated 175.00 

Total Receipts $ 65,513.88 

Disbursements — Executive Presbyter and Stated Clerk 

Salaries, Taxes, S.S $ 19,546.00 

M.A.F.— Dr. Lawrence 1,330.00 

Hospitalization 439.34 

Office Social Security 299.34 

Stewardship Program 285.32 

Discretionary Fund 871.66 

Postage, Materials 1,194.17 

Phone 818.09 

Council Operating Expenses 2,571.90 

Equipment 772.49 

Total $ 28,128.31 

General Presbytery Expenses 

General Assembly Assessment $ 11,009.70 

Synod Assessment 16,579.10 

Hosting Presbytery 300.00 

Presbytery Minutes 2,750.91 

Total $ 30,639.71 

Office of Central Treasurer 

Salaries, Taxes, S.S $ 6,200.00 

Office Social Security 297.60 

Hospitalization— Mrs. Walsh 125.09 

Rent for Office 1,051.34 

Postage, Supplies 330.14 

Phone 236.51 

Total $ 8,240.68 

Total Business Fund $ 67,008.70 

Balance on Hand January 10, 1970 ($—1,494.82) 

Receipts 1969 $954,458.44 

Disbursements 1969 936,322.96 

Balance on Hand January 10, 1970 $ 18,135.48 

First Union National Bank 

Receipts 1969 $ 3,742.90 

Disbursements 1969 995.48 

Balance on Hand January 10, 1970 $ 2,747.42 

C. B. Baird 
Central Treasurer 
Mecklenburg Presbytery 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



31 



SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS— 1969 

Receipts Disburse 



Balance 

on Hand 

Jan. 10, 1970 



1. 

2. 

3. 

4. 
5. 
6. 

7. 
8. 
9. 

10. 

11. 

12. 



General Assembly $366,483.37 

Non-Budgeted 9,845.68 

Synod of No. Carolina 260,364.51 

Campaign Funds 600.00 

Church Extension 106,320.25 

Non-Budgeted 40,936.41 

Christian Education 53,105.86 

Committee on Evangelism .... 1,707.05 

Ministerial Education 2,407.24 

Minister and His Work 2,856.65 

Chapel Hill Sanctuary 3,180.26 

Presbytery's Council 21,624.28 

Non-Budgeted 14,642.62 



ments 

$366,483.37 
9,845.68 

260,364.51 
600.00 



98,204.24 $ 8,116.01 
40,936.41 



World Missions Committee 
W. M. Film Fund 



276.61 
151.77 



46,098.31 

1,466.34 

2.207.24 

2,506.74 

3,000.00 

18,607.46 
14,333.46 

218.50 



7,007.55 

240.71 

200.00 

349.91 

180.26 

3,016.82 
309.16 



58.11 
151.77 



Church and Manse Fund 4,442.00 

Business Fund 65,513.88 



4,442.00 

67,008.70 ($—1,494.82) 



Totals $954,458.44 $936,322.96 $ 18,135.48 

The report of David G. Boyce, Military Chaplain was re- 
ceived. 

The report of Presbytery's Council was presented by John 
M. Handley. It was received as information and the recom- 
mendations were adopted. 

Recommendations: 

1. That Council and Presbytry not allocate any funds without that 
request being sent to the Budget and Stewardship Committee for 
prior consideration. 

2. That Committee expense be officially defined as necessary postage, 
phone calls, parking, and eight cents (8c) per mile for any member 
who lives within the bounds of Presbytery and whose mileage ex- 
ceeds 40 miles per round trip (or over total of 40 miles per week 
for the Chairman of the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work); and that due to the unique nature of its responsibility, the 
Commission on the Minister and His Work be excluded from com- 
pliance to the official definition as set forth above; and that the 
Central Treasurer be authorized to pay only those expenses and 
that the vouchers must be signed by the Chairman of the Com- 
mittee or Commission. 

3. That the expense of the examination of a minister-elect meeting 
with the Pre-Ordination and Examinations Committee be borne 
by the local church or church extending the call, and that this 
policy be retroactive to January 1, 1970. 



32 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

4. That the following Resolution of Council be adopted and a copy 
sent to the Clerk of Session of each church: 

Since the following churches made payments to budgeted benev- 
olences in excess of their askings for 1969 and since their faithful- 
ness in this area of financial stewardship comes at a time when 
some are faltering in their love and loyalty to the Presbyterian 
Church, U.S., and since this action was taken by the officers of 
these local congregations without any special campaign by Pres- 
bytery. 

Therefore, be it resolved that the Presbytery of Mecklenburg go 
on record as gratefully acknowledging the faithfulness and gen- 
erosity of these churches and commending their accomplishment 
to each of the churches of Presbytery as their budgeted benevol- 
ence goal for 1970. 

Asking Paid 

Albemarle First $18,838 $20,872.41 

Albemarle Road 4,200 4,255.57 

Bethany 334 500.00 

Benton Heights 423 719.00 

Commonwealth-Eastminster 8,176 8,787.80 

Cooks Memorial 14,937 15,649.02 

Hamlet 5,572 6,054.16 

Hawley Memorial 246 259.70 

Hopewell 12,638 13,631.24 

Indian Hill 300 376.75 

Johnston Memorial 2,293 2,367.67 

Lee Park 600 695.00 

Locust 2,500 2,849.77 

McGee 1,200 1,265.00 

Mallard Creek 11,314 11,354.34 

Marston 203 255.00 

Matthews 1,565 1,777.10 

Memorial 2,600 2,638.50 

Mt. Gilead 1,479 1,539.10 

Myers Park 96,095 97,947.40 

Newell 911 973.71 

Pleasant Hill 2,400 2,545.00 

Providence 7,200 9,278.31 

Ridgecrest 1,500 1,533.70 

Robinson 3,000 3,155.00 

St. Giles 5,300 6,896.12 

St. Paul 4,100 4,652.43 

Sardis 31,320 46,260.64 

Sharon 10,000 12,517.20 

Third 3,395 3,470.00 

Troy 2,100 2,802.80 

Turner 2,000 2,028.52 

Unionville 500 516.00 

Wadesboro 3,300 3,610.00 

Waxhaw 1,600 1,610.14 

J. Cecil Lawrence 
Stated Clerk 

5. That the words "for Memorial" be deleted from recommendation 
4C of Council's October, 1969 Minutes regarding the "hospital 



visitor 



55 



6. That $1,500 of the proceeds of the NCNB Stock sale approved in 
1969 be designated for the "SouthPark Shopping Center Ministry/' 
(Balance remaining: $1,247.42) 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 33 

The report of the Personnel Committee was submitted by 
the Chairman, Henry S. Robinson. 

Wayne R. Aughinbaugh was elected to replace Dwight L. 
Barker on the Leadership Education Committee, Class of 
1970; and Donald W. Cathey was elected to succeed Archie 
B. McCall, same Committee and Class. 

Lacy Sellers was elected to the Class of 1972 to replace 
William M. Archer, Jr. resigned, on the Specialized Ministry 
Committee. 

Presbytery completed the incomplete portions of the re- 
port of the Personnel Committee by adding the names of Elders 
from the following churches: East — John Blanchard; St. John — 
R. Belk Hovis, Robinson — John W. Brawley. 

Elder Daniel J. McCaskill, Macedonia Church, requested 
that his name be removed from nominations of Commissioners 
to the General Assembly. Request granted. 

Ballots for Ministerial Commissioners to the General As- 
sembly were distributed with instructions to vote for six of 
the twelve nominees. 

Ballots for Ruling Elder Commissioners to the General 
Assembly were distributed with instructions to vote for eight 
of the sixteen nominees. 

Mr. Tom Crumpler, representing Montreat — Anderson Col- 
lege, spoke on behalf of that Institution. His address was re- 
ceived as information. 

The report of the General Presbyter was received and ad- 
mitted to record. 



REPORT OF GENERAL PRESBYTER— 
PRESBYTERY'S OFFICE 

For the past five weeks, a major portion of our time has been 
spent in preparing statistical reports for the General Assembly, Synod 
and Presbytery. The report for 1969 is as follows: 



Mecklenburg Presbytery Statistical Summary 

Church Year 1969 

Ruling Elders 1,260 

Deacons 1,338 

Added on Profession 846 

Other Gains 2,300 

Losses 2,630 

Communicants 37,197 

Adult Baptisms 263 

Infant Baptisms 540 

Sunday School Enrollment 26,713 



34 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Financial Report 

1. Assembly Causes $ 419,167 

2. Synod's Causes 271,751 

3. Presbytery's Causes 165,901 

4. Total Budgeted Benevolences 856,759 

5. Assembly's Non-Budgeted Causes 114,246 

6. Synod's Non-Budgeted Causes 179,298 

7. Presbytery's Non-Budgeted Causes 16,380 

8. Congregational Missions 99,188 

9. Miscellaneous Contributions 101,839 

10. Total Non Budgeted Benevolences 517,386 

11. Total to all Benevolences 1,367,770 

12. Current Expenses 3,162,252 

13. Building Fund Receipts 946,289 

14. Total All Contributions 5,476,311 

Since the beginning of 1970, the members of the Staff in Pres- 
bytery's Office have been promoting the work of Presbytery as 
projected by the Provisional Manual. It has been our desire to assist 
in every way possible. Our efforts have been continuous. Two discrep- 
ancies have happened to our work. 

1. Lack of space 

2. Difficulty encountered in securing part-time secretarial 
assistance 

Presbytery's Office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. 
until 4:45. Here are some of the things that happen in Presbytery's 
Office: 

1. 25 to 50 visits per day 

2. 30 to 60 telephone calls per day 

3. Hundreds of letters must go out each week 

4. Various reports to the General Assembly, Synod, Presbytery, 
etc. 

5. Arranging for pulpit supplies in vacant churches 

6. Preparation and mailing of Minutes for Presbytery's Council 

7. Preparation of Minutes of Mecklenburg Presbytery for printers 

8. The writing and preparation of Mecklenburg Presbyterian 

9. Etc. 

The General Presbyter has had conferences with Chairmen of: 

Paid Staff, Budget and Stewardship, Property and Insurance, Pre- 
ordination and Examinations, Commission on the Minister and His 
Work (from ten to eighteen hours per week with Chairman), Evalua- 
tion and Review, Leadership Education, Camping and Retreat, Insti- 
tutional Ministries, Strategy and Research, Specialized Ministry, 
Personnel Committee, Court Operations, and Interpretations Commit- 
tee. 

J. Cecil Lawrence, 

General Presbyter-Stated Clerk 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 35 

A report of the Evaluation and Review Committee was 
presented by E. T. Thompson, Jr., and received as information. 
This Committee also presented Twenty Guidelines for Keep- 
ing Minutes of the Session. All but three of these have been 
provided all Clerks of Session for Session Book insertion. The 
following three new ones are to be added: 

1. Statement of Mission of Particular Church as approved by 
Session on Page 1. (In less than a page, but more than a 
paragraph). 

2. Names appear on front of book. 

3. Session's evaluation of past year's work, i.e. strengths, areas 
of need on last page. 

The Chair entertained names for Moderator-Nominee. J. 
Shepherd Russell, Jr., First Church — Albemarle, was placed 
in nomination. There being no further nominations, Mr. Russell 
was declared Moderator — Nominee. 

Robert Turner reported for the Commission appointed to 
look into the affairs of the Hamlet Church and presented a 
final statement as follows: 

The Administrative Commission appointed to investigate and 
resolve the difficulties in the First Presbyterian Church, Hamlet, North 
Carolina, having previously made a partial report on its work now 
reports that it has continued in close contact with the Church. The 
Commission is satisfied that the work assigned to it has been satis- 
factorily concluded, and therefore, recommends that this Commission 
be dissolved. 

The motion prevailed dissolving the Commission. 

The following were declared elected Ministerial and Rul- 
ing Elder Commissioners and Alternates to the next meeting of 
the General Assembly. 



COMMISSIONERS ELECTED BY MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

Memphis, Tennessee 

June 14-18, 1970 

Second Presbyterian Church 

Principals: 

Ministers 

Robert S. Owens, Jr , Edwin O. Byrd, Jr., John E. Smylie, Kenneth 
P. Craig, Paul P. Thrower, Eldon D. Wadsworth, Russell M. Kerr, 
Frank H. Caldwell. 

Alternates: 

James A. Cannon, Paul A. Home, W. B. H. Corkey, Douglas L Paulson, 
J. Daniel Zeluff, Marshal L. Smith, Robert S. Woodson, Robert H. 
Ramey, Jr. 



36 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Principals: 

Ruling Elders 

H. Bryan Cheyne (Forest Hill), A. F Sloan, Jr. (Carmel), Scott H. 
Brank (St. Giles), G. Don Davidson, Jr. (Covenant), Edd W. DeArmon, 
Jr. (St. Paul), William F. Mulliss (Myers Park), Harry C. Knox 
(Bethel), Maurice E. Smith, Sr. (Locust) 

Alternates: 

George W. Hager (W. H. Belk), Mrs. Eloise Stilwell (Westover Hills), 
Ben H. Folk, (St. Andrews), John R. Litaker (McQuay), John W. 
Brawley (Robinson), R. Belk Hovis (St. John), John Blanchard (East) 

The Presbytery proceeded to election of two Ministerial 
Commissioners from the floor. The following motion prevailed; 
that, all nominations being in, the vote be cast for 4 names, the 
two receiving the highest number of votes, to be declared 
elected principal Commissioners and the next two highest the 
alternates. The following were elected: Principals: Russell M. 
Kerr, Frank H. Caldwell. Alternates: Robert S. Woodson and 
Robert H. Ramey, Jr. 

Presbytery asked the Committee on Court Operations to 
study and bring in a proposed revision of the Manuel with 
regard to the election of Commissioners to the General As- 
sembly. The report is to be made at the next Stated Meeting 
of Presbytery. 

The report of the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work was presented by Robert J. James and the recommenda- 
tions adopted. 



The Report of 
The Commission On The Minister And His Work 

Part I 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work presents to the 
Presbytery the following minutes for admission to the record: 

1. The Commission met at the First Presbyterian Church on 
Thursday, January 8, 1970, with Chairman Robert J. James presiding. 
The meeting was opened with prayer by the Chairman. Other Com- 
mission members present were: Dr. Eugene P. Poe, Dr. E. Lee Stoffel, 
Dr. Frank H. Caldwell, The Rev Glenn B. Robinson, The Rev. Vaughn 
E. Hartsell, Miss Summers Tarlton, Mrs. Ernest B. Hunter, Mr. Edward 
O. Kenion, Mr. Robert F. Stokes and Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence. 

The Rev. Fred Griffie appeared in person, with Ruling Elder 
Edward O. Kenion of the Candor Church, and requested the dissolution 
of the Pastoral relationship between himself and the Candor Church 
in order that he might accept a call to the Second Presbyterian Church 
of Salisbury, N. C. Elder Kenion indicated that the congregation, in 
a duly-called meeting, had concurred with Mr. Griffie in his request. 
The request was granted and the Stated Clerk of Presbytery directed 
to send a letter to the Presbytery of Concord expressing appreciation 
for Mr. Griffie's service in Mecklenburg Presbytery and commending 
him to the brethren. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 37 



For the year 1970, E. Lee Stoffel was elected Secretary and 
Eugene P. Poe, Vice-Chairman. The time for the stated meetings 
during the year was set for the third Thursday each month at 1:30 P.M. 
in the Session Room of First Presbyterian Church. 

The Chairman made Committee assignments in accordance with 
the new structure of Presbytery 

The Rev. Howard Smith was appointed Moderator Pro Tern of the 
Camden-Morven Churches. The Rev. Vaughn Hartsell was appointed 
moderator Pro Tern of the Mount Carmel-Norman Churches. The Rev. 
James McQuiston was appointed Moderator of the Smallwood Church. 

The Rev. Vaughn E. Hartsell appeared in person and requested 
the dissolution of the Pastoral relationship between himself and the 
McLean and Rourk Churches in order that he might accept a call to 
the First Presbyterian Church, Mullens, West Virginia. Letters were 
received from both churches indicating congregational concurrence. 
The request was granted and the Stated Clerk of Presbytery directed 
to send a letter to the Presbytery of Guyandotte expressing apprecia- 
tion for Mr. Hartsell's service in Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

The Rev. Dwight Barker appeared in person, with Ruling Elder 
Roger Blackwelder of the East Church, and requested the dissolution 
of the Pastoral relationship between himself and the East Church in 
order that he migh accept a call to the Centre Church, Mt. Mourne, 
N. C. Elder Blackwelder indicated that the congregation, in a duly- 
called meeting, had concurred with Mr. Barker in his request. The 
request was granted and the Stated Clerk of Presbytery directed to 
send a letter to the Presbytery of Concord expressing appreciation 
for Mr. Barker's service in Mecklenburg Presbytery. 



Part II 

The following churches request permission to change the terms 
of the calls for their Pastors. With permission granted by Presbytery 
at its last meeting the Chairman has approved these changes. 

1. Johnson Memorial Salary increase from $6,100.00 to $6,400 00. 

2. Matthews. Salary increase from $6,000.00 to $6,500.00. 

3. Norwood. Salary increase from $6,000.00 to $6,300.00 

4. Park Avenue. Salary increase from $6,000.00 to $6,300.00. 

5. Selwyn Avenue. Salary increase to Mr. Ramey from $9,200 00 
to $10,000.00; utility allowance increase from $600 00 to $800.00; 
book and conference allowance increase from $200.00 to $300 00. 
Salary increase to Mr. Wilson from $6,000.00 to $6,500.00; 
utility allowance increase from $480 00 to $600.00; book and 
conference allowance increase from $100.00 to $200.00. 

6. Troy. Salary increase from $6,000.00 to $6,375 00. 

7. Thomasboro. Salary increase from $8,500.00 to $9,300.00. 

8. Pleasant Hill. Salary increase of $600.00. 

9. Commonwealth-Eastminster. Salary increase to Mr. Vernon 
from $7,200.00 to $8,000 00; auto and book allowance increase 
from $1,000.00 to $1,100.00. Salary increase to Mr. Bryan from 
$6,200.00 to $6,500.00. 

10. Ridgecrest and Oakboro. Salary increase of $300.00. 

11 Siler. Salary increase of $300.00; utilities increase $150.00. 

12. Turner. Salary increase of $300.00; utilities increase $150.00. 



38 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

13. Paw Creek. Salary increase of $1,500.00. 

14. McLean. Salary increase of $120.00 

15. Rourk. Salary increase of $180.00. 

16. Wadesboro. Salary increase of $500.00. 

17. Sugaw Creek Salary increase of $600.00. 

Part III 

1. The following calls for ministers who have been approved for 
a call to the respective churches have been reviewed and found in 
order: 

a. The call of the Robinson Church for the services of The Rev. 
James W. Eller of Bethel Presbytery. The terms of the call are: 
Salary — $7500.00; Manse and utilities; automobile allowance $900.00; 
moving expenses from Rock Hill, S. C. to Charlotte; Hospitalization 
for minister and family; 10% annuity and one month vacation. 

b. The calls of the Mount Carmel Church and the Norman Church 
for the services of the Rev. Taft A. Franklin of the Presbytery of 
Abingdon. The terms of the call for the Mount Carmel Church are: 
$4,875.00 salary; travel and expenses $450.00; Manse and fuel for 
Manse; one month paid vacation; hospital insurance and 10% annuity; 
75% of moving costs. The terms of the call for the Norman Church 
are: Salary $1,625.00; travel $150.00; 10% annuity; $45.00 toward major 
medical insurance. 

c. The call of the Ramah Church for the services of The Rev. 
Glenn Lee Hill of the Presbytery of Concord. The terms of the call 
are: Salary $7,000.00; Manse and utilities of $200 00 per year; telephone 
$100.00; car allowance $600.00; 10% annuity; group life and medical 
insurance; one month vacation; moving expense to Charlotte. 

d. The call of the Caldwell Memorial Church for the services 
of The Rev. Charles La Rue Kirby of the Presbytery of Wilmington. 
The terms of the call are: Salary $8,400.00; Manse and utilities; four 
weeks vacation; $1,200.00 per year automobile allowance; 10% annuity; 
group insurance; moving expenses to Charlotte. 

e. The call of the Sharon Church for the services of The Rev. 
William C Rhodes, Jr. as Assistant Minister. The terms of the call are: 
Salary $7,200.00; Manse with all utilities and kitchen appliances; 
annual leave of one month, at least two weeks for continuing educa- 
tion; $1,200.00 car allowance; group and hospitalization insurance; 
moving costs; and 10% Minister's Annuity. 

f. The Call of the Commonwealth-Eastminster Church for the 
services of The Rev. Thomas C. Bryan as Associate Minister for one 
year. The terms of the call to continue. 

2. Recommendations: 

a. That calls listed above be found in order and be placed 
in the hands of the men for whom they are intended upon their 
reception into the Presbytery. 

b. That the letters of transfer from their respective Presbyteries 
be found in order and that the following Ministers be admitted to 
examination for admission into the Presbytery: 

The Rev. James W. Eller of Bethel Presbytery; The Rev. Taft A. 
Franklin of the Presbytery of Abingdon; The Rev. Glenn Lee Hill of 
the Presbytery of Concord; The Rev. Charles La Rue Kirby of the 
Presbytery of Wilmington; The Rev. William C. Rhodes, Jr. of the 
Presbytery of Concord. 

c. That Presbytery receive and act upon recommended changes 
in the provisional manual relating to the work of the Commission. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 39 

d. That the report of the Commission on minimum salaries and 
fringe benefits of ministers be deferred to our next stated meeting. 

The following revision to the Manual on the Commission 
on the Minister and His Work was adopted as, first reading to 
be acted upon at the next Stated Meeting: 

Commission On The Minister And His Work (First Reading) 

a. Membership. The Commission consists of 12 members, 6 min- 
isters and 6 elders, in 3 classes of 2 ministers and 2 elders each, serving 
3 year terms; all nominated by the Personnel Committee of the 
Division of Court Operation and elected by Presbytery. The Commis- 
sion has a Chairman and a Secretary. The Chairman is nominated 
from among the commission membership by the Personnel Committee. 
The Chairman is ordinarily a person who has served 1 year and he 
ordinarily serves as Chairman no more than 2 successive years. The 
Commission elects its own Secretary. When functioning as a commis- 
sion its minutes submitted to the Presbytery become a part of the 
printed records of Presbytery. 

b. Functions. To carry out the provisions of the Book of Church 
Order (21) and any other duties the Presbytery may assign in this 
area. To provide effective orientation for new ministers. To carry out 
the pastoral oversight of ministers. To dissolve pastoral relationships 
when jointly requested by ministers and congregations. To authorize 
the Stated Clerk to issue letters of transfer of ministers to other 
presbyteries. To be concerned about the Minister's health and finances, 
their in-service training and fellowship. These functions shall be 
carried out by the following subcommittees: 

(1) Sub-Committee on Minister Deployment: This sub-committee, 
consisting of four commission members and chaired by one of them, 
shall 

a. Authorize the Stated Clerk to issue letters of transfer of 
candidates for the ministry to other presbyteries when so re- 
quested and when such transfers are approved by the Chair- 
man of the Committee on Pre-Ordination of Candidates and 
Examination. 

b. Appoint Moderators pro tempore of sessions of congregations 
without pastors. 

c. Appoint persons to confer with committees of congregations 
named to seek pastors as to their duties and procedures. 

d. Clear names for congregations' committees seeking pastors. 

e. Examine terms of calls and recommend to presbytery approval 
of terms of calls and the placement in the hands of ministers 
such calls. 

f. Serve as liaison to Military Chaplains, missionaries, and or- 
dained ministers pursuing further study, or those engaged in 
other activities. These shall report to Presbytery in person or 
in writing once a year. Honorably retired ministers may 
report to Presbytery in person, or in writing, once a year. 
Ordinarily these persons will not be required to serve on 
Presbytery Divisions or Committees. 

g. Handle such other duties as may be assigned to it. 

(2) Sub-Committee on Pastoral Oversight and Ministers' Health 
and Finances: This sub-committee, consisting of 4 commission members 
and chaired by one of them, may be enlarged by co-opting additional 
personnel. It shall 

a. Seek to orient new ministers to the work of Presbytery. 



40 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

b. It shall seek to visit each minister every 2 years to counsel 
with him concerning the progress and effectiveness of his 
pastoral ministry. 

c. It shall serve in a counseling capacity for ministers who want 
to talk over their pastoral situations. 

d. This sub-committee shall also be concerned about the personal 
health of ministers and their families, including their financial 
situations, and shall seek to make known to ministers and their 
families various community counseling resources, including 
recommendations concerning available psychiatric help. 

e. It shall study minimum salary requirements annually and 
make appropriate recommendations. 

f. It shall handle any details related to the Annuities and Relief 
plan of our General Assembly and shall authorize the Stated 
Clerk to certify to the Board of Annuities ministers who are 
being honorably retired. 

g. It shall seek to counsel and assist ministers who may be in 
financial difficulty. 

(3) Sub- Committee on In-Service Training and Fellowship: This 
sub-committee shall consist of 4 commission members and shall be 
chaired by one of them. It shall 

a. Encourage and help provide for the continuing development 
and education of ministers. 

b. It shall arrange retreats for dialogue, study, worship and 
recreation for ministers, and also for ministers and their wives. 

The report of the Special Committee to study the continua- 
tion of the Presbyterian Book Store was heard. The following 
motion prevailed: 

That Presbytery request the Book Store Committee to explore 
other alternatives or possibilities of establishing an arrangement or 
relationship that would provide a local source of Presbyterian litera- 
ture and materials and report to Presbytery at the next stated meeting. 

The report of the Committee on Court Meetings was pre- 
sented by Russell M. Kerr and its recommendations were 
adopted. 

Recommendations: 

1. That the Provisional Manual be amended in Chapter 6, Item 
2, having to do with Court Meetings Committee, by deleting the 
sentence "Review and recommend for adoption the previous minutes 
of each meeting of Presbytery", and that the adoption of the minutes 
be included in the permanent docket as the last order of business. 
(First reading). 

2. That the invitation of the Third Presbyterian Church, Char- 
lotte, to hold the May meeting of Presbytery there be acepted. 

The following motion was made and adopted: 

That the Provisional Manual of Presbytery be revised as follows: 
(First Reading) 

7-4 (5) (c) (3) Delete: This summary shall be mailed to the home 
of each Elder who will be representing his church in Presbytery, and 
to each minister of Presbytery. 

and substitute 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 41 

Copies of this summary shall be sent to each member of Pres- 
bytery and to each church providing a copy for each representative 
to the meeting of Presbytery. (First reading) 

The Resolution was presented by William D. Morton and 
adopted by rising vote. 

RESOLUTIONS 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg records with pleasure its 265th 
meeting in the Plaza Presbyterian Church this 24th day of February 
1970. We have been warmly received and graciously cared for by 
the Congregation, Officers, and Pastors: Reverend Robert S. Owens, 
Jr. and Reverend W. D. Kuenzli. Our heartfelt gratitude is hereby 
expressed to 2nd Class Boy Scout Paul Home, Jr., Director of Traffic, 
and to Elder Matthew Crowder, Director of Arrangements for this 
meeting. In addition to the thoughtfulness of the host church and its 
pastors we have been blessed with a timely and meaningful sermon 
based on Exodus 14:15 by our retiring Moderator Reverend A. Rudolph 
Hendricks. Unto the Lord, especially, we are thankful for a moving 
experience at the Table of our Lord. We are grateful to Mr. Hendricks 
for the Sermon, to Mr. Owens and Mr. Kuenzli for their conduct of 
the Service, to the Organist for her music, and to the Ruling Elders 
of the Plaza Church for assisting in the Celebration of the Sacrament. 
Special commendation of Presbytery is hereby tendered to: our Mod- 
erator Mrs. Ray L. Gardner, Ruling Elder of the Seigle Avenue Pres- 
byterian Church, for her poise and efficiency in administering the 
business of Presbytery, and to Mrs. Clarence Underwood, Social 
Chairman, and the ladies of the Plaza Church for the delicious 
refreshments which we have enjoyed. 

The following motion prevailed: 

"That Presbytery's Council take a more realistic look at the 
docket for future meetings of Mecklenburg Presbytery and allow 
sufficient time for a dinner hour if it appears necessary." 

The report of the Standing Committee on Bills and Over- 
tures was presented by Frank H. Caldwell and adopted. 

Bills and Overtures: 

Your Committee received two communications: (1) a request from 
the Session of Westminster Presbyterian Church seeking guidelines 
to cope with pornography, and (2) an overture from Seigle Avenue 
Church relating to the public school crisis. 

Your Committee recommends: 

1. That the request of Westminster Session be re-referred to 
Presbytery's Committee on Interpretations for its attention and re- 
sponse. 

2. That the overture from the Seigle Avenue Session be answered 
by Presbytery as follows: 

In view of the current school crisis, and in light of General 
Assembly action supporting the public school system, Mecklenburg 
Presbytery requests its member churches to think carefully and 
prayerfully before permitting their church buildings to be used for 
conducting private schools as a way of dealing with this present 
crisis. 

A motion prevailed as follows: That Presbytery be asked 
to give guidelines to the churches of the Presbytery relevant to 
the school crisis within it bounds, and that the Moderator ap- 



42 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

point a Task Force of six to prepare said guidelines and report 
back to the Court. 

A report of the Committee on Attendance was presented 
by J. Arthur Beard and is incorporated in the Enrollment. 

By personal privilege William A. Stewart, Jr., introduced 
to the Presbytery the husband of the Moderator, Ruling Elder 
Ray L. Gardner. 

The Minutes were read, corrected, and approved. 
It was voted to adjourn, the next meeting to be held May 
26, 1970, in the Third Presbyterian Church. 

Adjournment followed the Benediction pronounced by 
John M. Handley. 

J. Cecil Lawrence, 

General Presbyter — Stated Clerk 

Thomas C. Bryan, 

Permanent Clerk, Pro-Tern 

Miss Annette Bullard and 

G. Eliot Dixon, Assisting Clerks 



INDEX 

265th Slated Meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Page 

1. Directory of Mecklenburg Presbytery 3-6 

2. Roll of Ministers and Candidates for the Ministry 7-10 

3. Roll of Churches 11-16 

4. Organization of Presbytery 17 

5. Election of Moderator 17 

6. The Docket 17-18 

7. Enrollment of Presbytery 18-19 

8. Appointment of Standing Committees 20 

9. Report of Committee on Pre-Ordination and Examinations 20 

10. Installation Commissions Appointed 21-22 

11. Report of Commissions 23-26 

12. Report of Central Treasurer 26-31 

13. Report of Presbytery's Council 31-32 

14. Report of Personnel Committee 33 

15. Report of General Presbyter 33-34 

16. Report of Evaluation and Review Committee 35 

17. Report of Administrative Commission Appointed for First 

Church, Hamlet 35 

18. Commissioners Elected to General Assembly 35-36 

19. Report of Commission on the Minister and His Work 36-40 

20. Report of Presbyterian Book Store Committee 40 

21. Report of Court Meetings Committee 40-41 

22. Report of Resolutions Committee 41 

23. Report of Standing Committees 41 

24. Appointment of Special Committee relative to School Crisis 41 

25. Place of Next Meeting 42 

26. Adjournment 42 



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YEAR PLACE OF MEETING 

Jan., 1955 Myers Park Church 

April, 1955 Monroe First Church 

July, 1955 Camp Stewart 

Sept., 1955 Sugaw Creek Church 

Jan., 1956 Sharon Church 

April, 1956 Bethel Church 

July, 1956 Pleasant Hill Church 

Sept., 1956 Camp Stewart 

Jan., 1957 Selwyn Avenue 

Apr., 1957 Clanton Memorial 

July, 1957 Westminster 

Sept., 1957 Plaza 

Jan., 1958 Badin Church 

April, 1958 Philadelphia Church 

July, 1958 Central Steele Creek 

Sept., 1958 Camp Stewart 

Jan., 1959 Biscoe Church 

April, 1959 Providence Church 

July, 1959 Westover Hills Church 

Sept., 1959 Paw Creek Church 

Jan., 1960 Charlotte First 

April, 1960 Amity Church 

July, 1960 Covenant Church 

Sept., 1960 Robinson Church 

Jan., 1961 Sardis Church 

April, 1961 Camp Stewart 

July, 1961 Trinity Church 

Oct., 1961 Covenant Church 

Jan., 1962 Steele Creek Church 

Apr., 1962 Hopewell Church 

July, 1962 Covenant Church 

Oct. 1962 Selwyn Avenue 

Jan. 1963 Myers Park 

April, 1963 Rockingham First 

July, 1963 Candor Church 

Oct. 1963 Westover Hills 

Jan. 1964 Wilmore Church 

April, 1964 St. Giles Church 

July, 1964 Third Church 

Oct, 1964 Mulberry Church 

Jan., 1965 Thomasboro Church 

April, 1965 Forest Hill Church 

July, 1965 Avondale Church 

Oct., 1965 Caldwell Memorial Church 

Jan., 1966 St. Giles Church 

Apr., 1966 Huntersville Church 

July, 1966 Sardis Church 

Oct., 1966 First Church, Charlotte 

Jan., 1967 Selwyn Avenue Church 

Apr., 1967 Hickory Grove Church 

July, 1967 Cook's Memorial Church 

Oct., 1967 Providence Church 

Jan., 1968 First Church, Albemarle 

April, 1968 Central Steele Creek 

Oct., 1968 First Church, Hamlet 

Jan., 1969 Albemarle Road 

April, 1969 Amity Church 

Oct. 1969 Third Church and 

Steele Creek Church 

Feb., 1970 Plaza Church 




MEETINGS OF PRESBYTERY 



MODERATOR 

Rev. R. M. Kerr 
Rev. C. S. Miller 
Rev. S. M. Hutchison 
Elder Legette Blythe 

Rev. S. H. Zealy 
Rev. R. C. Long 
Rev. I. H. Chadwick 
Elder Joe W. McLaney 

David E. Wilkinson 
Rev. W. M. Boyce 
Rev. A. T. Taylor 
Rev. Ben F. Moore 

Rev. W. B. McSwain 
Rev. Jas. R. Cook 
Rev. Robert Turner 
Rev. J. S. Garner 

Rev. J. E. Wayland, Jr. 
Rev. Stewart W. Yandle 
Rev. E. Lee Stoffel 
Elder Angus R. Shaw 

Rev. R. W. Rayburn 
Rev. W. M. Boyce, Jr. 
Rev. James E. Forgartie 
Rev. E. B. Cooper 

Rev. Ben F. Ferguson 
Elder Thomas C. Ruff 
Rev. Stuart Ritchie 
Rev. A. Clarke Dean 

Rev. G. E. Dixon 
Rev. J. E. Craig 
Rev. N. C. Kirkland 
Rev. Marcus Prince, Jr. 

Rev. Harry H. Bryan 
Rev. B. Hoyt Evans 
Rev. D. O. Mclnnis 
Rev. A. B. Montgomery 

Rev. Dwight L. Barker 
Rev. R. E. Hildebrandt 
Dr. Harvey Johnston 
Rev. E. E. Newberry 

Rev. Paul H. Felker 
Rev. John R. McAlpine III 
G. Douglas Aitken 
Rev. W. Chester Keller 

Rev. R. S. Woodson 
Rev. M. R. Williamson 
Joseph W. Grier 
Rev. E. B. Cooper 

Rev. Frank S. Jones 
Rev. T. Duke Williams 
Rev. Eugene Poe 
George Stovall 

Rev. William A. Stewart 
Rev. John M. Handley 
Randolph Norton 

Rev. Eugene L. Daniel, Jr. 
Rev. Fred C. Holder 
Rev. A. Rudolph 
Hendricks 

Mrs. Ray L. Gardner 







J«r 







MINUTES 

of 

MECKLENBURG 

PRESBYTERY 



Volume 11 Number 2 



266th Stated Meeting 

Third Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

May 26, 1970 



Adjourned Meeting 

Thomasboro Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

July 14, 1970 



Next Stated Meeting 

Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

September 22, 1970 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 3 

DIRECTORY OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

1970 

Officers Of The Presbytery: 

A. Rudolph Hendricks, Moderator of Fall Meeting, 2516 South Try on 

Street, Charlotte, N. C. 28203 
J. Cecil Lawrence, General Presbyter— Stated Clerk (1972), P. O. Box 

2537, Charlotte, N. C. 28201 

Treasurer: Calvin B. Baird, P. O. Box 4346, Charlotte, N. C. 28204 

Chaplain: David E. Wilkinson, 200 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, N. C. 
28204 

TRUSTEES 
Davidson College — Elected for Four Years: 

1971— Robert Turner (2), W. F. Mulliss (Myers Park) (2) 

1972-^John Belk (Caldwell) (2), Warner L. Hall (3), G. Donald David- 
son (Covenant) (1) 

Presbytery: 

Edward W. DeArmon, Jr., Chairman, 1015 Habersham Drive, 

Charlotte, N. C. 28209 
1970— Joseph W. Grier, Jr. (Charlotte First) 
1971— Edward W. DeArmon, Jr. (St. Paul) 
1972— D. G. Martin, Jr. (Seigle Avenue) 



PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

John M. Handley, Chairman, 1000 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, 
N. C. 28204 



Ministers 

1970 David B. Jenkins 

1970 James E. Forgartie 

1971 Robert H. Ramey, Jr. 

1972 John M. Handley 
1972 French B. O'Shields 



Elders 



1970 



1971 
1971 



Thomas N. Massey, Jr., M.D. 
(Trinity) 

1970 Mrs. William Wildermuth 
(Wadesboro — First) 
Harvey W. Johnston, M. D. 
(Westminster) 
James W. Price 
(Central Steele Creek) 

1972 Mrs. Ray L. Gardner 
(Seigle Avenue) 

I. DIVISION OF ELDERS AND PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL 
A. Teaching Elder Section 

1. Pre-Ordination And Examinations 

Oliver W. Carmichael, Chairman, 5201 Sharon Road, Char- 
lotte N. C. 28210 



Ministers: 

1970 Zane M. Moore 

1970 Paul Douglas Heidt 

1971 John E. Smylie 

1971 Franklin O. Toole 

1972 Oliver W. Carmichael 
(Chm.) 

1972 Paul W. Beazley 



Elders: 

1970 Harry D. Watson (Amity) 

1970 John E. Boyd (Sardis) 

1970 Ernest B. Hunter, Jr. (Covenant) 

1971 Wade Mobley (Troy) 

1971 W. Hill Smith (Westminster) 

1971 Joseph B. McCoy, Jr., M. D. 
(Trinity) 

1972 Thomas D. Sparrow, M.D. (Char- 
lotte First) 

1972 Sidney T. Stovall, Ph.D. (Plaza) 
1972 R. G. Paden (Pineville) 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



2. Commission on the Minister and His Work 

Robert J. James, Chairman, Paw Creek, N. C. 28130 



Ministers: 

1970 Eugene P. Poe 

1970 E. Lee Stoffel 

1971 Robert J. James, 
(Chm.) 

1971 Frank H. Caldwell 

1972 Kenneth P. Craig 
1972 William F. Long 



Elders: 



1970 

1970 

1971 
1971 
1972 
1972 



Miss Summers Tarlton (Seigle 
Avenue) 

James A. Pippin (Rockingham — 
First) 

Mrs. Ernest B. Hunter (Covenant) 
Edward O. Kenion (Candor) 
G. Douglas Aitken (Avondale) 
Robert F. Stokes (Charlotte- 
First) 



B. Ruling Elder Section 

Pre-Ordination and In-Service Training Commission 

Fred C. Holder, Chairman, 2831 N. Sharon Amity Rd., Char- 
lotte, N. C. 



28205 

Ministers: 

1970 H. E. Stoessel 

1971 A. Rudolph Hendricks 

1972 Fred C. Holder 
(Chm.) 



Elders: 

1970 M. E. Alexander (Christ) 

1971 James M. Painter (Paw Creek) 

1972 A. D. Leopold (Plaza) 



II. DIVISION OF THE MISSION OF PRESBYTERY 

A. Strengthening The Church Section 

1. Evaluation and Review 

E. T. Thompson, Jr., Chairman, 1040 Woodlawn Road, Char- 



lotte, N. C. 
Ministers: 



28209 



1970 Edward C. Wilson 

1971 Eugene L. Daniel, Jr. 

1972 E. T. Thompson, Jr., 
(Chm.) 



Lay Members: 

1970 Edward W. DeArmon, Jr. (St. 
Paul) 

1971 Roland M. Smith (Christ) 

1972 Charles A. Hunter (Forest Hill) 



2. Leadership Education 

Joe E. Stowe, Chairman, Monroe, N. C. 28110 



Ministers: 

1970 William F. Long 

1970 Wayne R. Aughinbaugh 

1971 J. Brett Fenwick 

1971 David C. Kennedy 

1972 Joe E. Stowe, (Chm.) 
1972 Robert S. Maclin, III 



Lay Members 

1970 John Banks Choate (Central 

Steele Creek) 
1970 Mrs. W. D. Morton (Waxhaw) 
1970 Donald W. Cathey (Forest Hill) 

1970 Miss Betty Ruth Barker (Myers 
Park) 

1971 George B. Michie, Jr. (Seigle 
Ave.) 

1971 John W. Baughman (Covenant) 
1971 Mrs. Nancy Plummer (Sugaw 
Creek) 

1971 Samuel G. Weir (Carmel) 

1972 Jack E. Hamilton 

1972 Mrs. Edmund B. Clark, Jr. (West- 
minster) 

1972 Miss Ruth Farrior (Charlotte- 
First) 

1972 Miss Jocelyn Hill (Sardis) 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



3. Publicity and Promotion 

Randolph Norton, Chairman, 600 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28202 



Ministers: 

1970 Fred P. Turner 

1971 W. D. Kuenzli 

1972 H. Howard Smith 



Lay Members 

1970 Mrs. Hugh D. Verner (Myers 
Park) 

1971 A. T. Trimble, Jr., Ph.D. (Char- 
lotte—First) 

1972 Randolph Norton (Sardis) (Chm.) 



Camping and Retreat 

William A. Stewart, Jr., Chairman, 832 Seigle Avenue, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28204 



Ministers: 

1970 Marcus B. Prince, III 

1971 C. Franklin Jacks 

1972 William A. Stewart, 
Jr., (Chm.) 



Lay Members 

1970 Gene A. Cathey (Sardis) 

1971 Billy G. McCali (Steele Creek) 

1972 Paul B. Marion (Myers Park) 



B. Evangelizing The World 

1. Institutional Ministries 

J. E. Way land, Jr., Chairman, Cornelius, N. C. 28031 

Ministers: Lay Members 

1970 Walter D. Clark 1970 Lawrence K. Boggs, M.D. 

1971 J. Arthur Beard (Covenant) 

1972 J. E. Wayland, Jr., 1970 Miss Elizabeth G. Wright, Ph.D. 
(Chm.) (Trinity) 

1972 David R. Wilson (Steele Creek) 

2. Strategy and Research 

Robert S. Owens, Jr., Chairman, 2304 The Plaza, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28205 



Ministers: 

1970 John R. Mc Alpine, III 

1970 J. H. J. Vernon 

1971 Roy W. Coker 

1971 Leonard H. Bullock 

1972 Robert S. Owens, Jr. 
(Chm.) 

1972 Neil C. Leach 



Lay Members 

1970 Michael E. Gheesling (Seigle 
Avenue) 

1970 Forney E. Michael (Paw Creek) 

1971 W. Harvey Morrison, Jr. (Mon- 
roe — First) 

1971 A. Walton Litz (Myers Park) 

1972 W. T. Crowder (St. Paul) 

1972 William T. Alexander (Mallard 
Creek) 



3. Specialized Ministry 

Leonard W. Topping, Chairman, 200 W. Trade St., Charlotte, 



N. C. 28202 

Ministers: 

1970 Leonard W. Topping 
(Chm.) 

1970 Robert W. Rayburn 

1971 James P. Barksdale, 
Jr. 

1971 Friedrich Schilling, 
Jr. 

1972 T. W. Tucker 
1972 John C. Laughlin 



Lay Members 

1970 Jack Tesh (Unionville) 

1970 William E. Moss (Hopewell) . 

1971 Miss Mildred Allen (St. Andrews) 
1371 William E. Stegall, Jr. (Morven) 
197? Miss Ann Ramsey Hopkins 

(Trinity) 

1972 Lacy S. Sellers (Trinity) 



6 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

III. DIVISION OF COURT OPERATION 

A. Administration Section 

1. Personnel Committee 

Henry S. Robinson, Chairman, Rt. 5 — Box 942-B, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28208 

Ministers: Laymen: 

1970 Henry S. Robinson 1970 C. Preston Sizemore (Providence) 

(Chm.) 1970 Evan W. Holyfield (Thomasboro) 

1970 John C. Laughlin 1971 Gene A. Cathey (Sardis) 

1971 J. Benjamin Kirkland 1971 Randolph Norton (Sardis) 

1971 Fred C. Holder 1972 G. Douglas Aitken (Avondale) 

1972 J. R. Mc Alpine 1972 Joseph W. Grier, Jr. (Charlotte— 
1972 J. S. Russell, Jr. First) 

2. Court Meetings 

Russell M. Kerr, Chairman, Mint Hill Station, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28212 

Ministers: Lay Members 

1970 William D. Morton 1970 Jack C. Cathey (Third) 

1971 Edwin O. Byrd, Jr. 1971 John E. Butler (Amity) 

1972 Russell M. Kerr 1972 Thomas B. Ruff (Selwyn Avenue) 
(Chm.) 

B. Theology Section 

1. Interpretation 

Robert Turner, Chairman, 200 W. Trade, St., Charlotte, N. C, 
28202 

Ministers: Lay Members 

1970 H. Louis Patrick 1970 J. Price Robinson (Common- 

1971 Charles E. S. Kraemer wealth- Eastminster) 

1972 Robert Turner (Chm.) 1971 Miss Phyllis Thomas (Amity) 

1972 Price H. Gwynn, III (Steele 
Creek) 

2. Worship 

Warner L. Hall, Chairman, 1000 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, 
N. C. 28204 

Ministers: Lay Members 

1970 Richard C. Brand, Jr. 1970 Mrs. Marilyn Huff (Forest Hill) 

1971 Warner L. Hall 1971 Henry P. Bridges (Charlotte— 

1972 T. W. MacLean First) 

1972 Loonis R. McGlohon (Carmel) 

Directors of Presbyterian Home at Charlotte, Inc. 

1971 Joe M. Logan (Trinity) 

1972 E. Lee Stoffel 

1973 Harry T. Stewart (Sharon) 

Inter Church Action Board 

Ministers: Lay Members: 

1970 John C. Laughlin 1970 Forest Sloan (Plaza) 

1971 Friedrich Schilling 1970 Joseph W. Grier, Jr. (Charlotte— 

First) 
1971 Gene A. Cathey (Sardis) 
1971 William S. White (Myers Park) 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 7 

ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

Q. N. Huneycutt, H.R. 
J. C. Grier, H.R. 

M. B. Prince, Jr Williams Memorial 

W. M. Walsh, H.R. 
Roy F. Whitley, H.R. 

Charles E. S. Kraemer President PSCE 

Warner L. Hall Covenant 

Thomas W. MacLean Avondale 

John A. Carriker, H.R. 
Carl S. Miller, H.R. 
W. J. Huneycutt, H.R. 
Roy E. Hoke, H.R. 

David E. Wilkinson Hospital Chaplain 

E. B. Cooper Pageland, Salem 

Russell M. Kerr Philadelphia 

J. E. Wayland, Jr Cornelius, Bethel 

J. S. Garner, H.R. 

W. G. Workman (Professor) Davidson College 

Robert Turner Synod Director C.E. 

Fred C. Holder Amity 

Malcolm R. Williamson, H.R. 

E. Lee Stoffel Charlotte First 

T. Duke Williams, H.R. 

Leighton S. Ford Evangelist 

G. E. Dixon W. H. Belk 

James E. Fogartie Myers Park 

M. A. Cochrane, Jr Amay James 

Frank S. Jones, H.R. 
Harry H. Bryan, H.R. 

J. R. McAlpine, III Steele Creek 

J. Cecil Lawrence General Presbyter and Stated Clerk 

Robert S. Woodson, H.R. 
John R. Cunningham, H.R. 
Angus G. Mclnnis, H.R. 

Daniel L. Durway Graduate Student 

Robert E. Huey, H.R. 

David G. Boyce Chaplain 

Glenn B. Robinson Clinical Training 

Charles Betts Huntley Foreign Missionary 

Horace H. Hilton, Jr Sugaw Creek 

William A. Stewart, Jr Seigle Avenue 

John H. McVay Graduate School 

John M. Handley Covenant (Assistant) 

H. Louis Patrick Trinity 

John C. Laughlin Carmel 

Douglas L. Paulson St. Andrews 

Leonard W. Topping Charlotte First (Associate) 

J. Arthur Beard Westminster (Associate) 

David C. Hambrick, Jr Chaplain 



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ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

Bob E. Murdock Oakboro, Ridgecrest 

Eugene P. Poe Westminster 

David B. Jenkins Rockingham 

J. Shepherd Russell, Jr Albemarle First 

Paul P. Thrower Park Avenue 

William D. Morton Waxhaw 

Eugene L. Daniel, Jr Myers Park (Associate) 

Wayne R. Aughinbaugh Cook's Memorial 

Thomas C. Bryan Commonwealth-Eastminster (Associate) 

Paul W. Beazley Camp Walton Stewart (Director) 

Paul A. Home Johnston Memorial 

A. Merrell Keith Turner, Siler 

Eldon D. Wadsworth Hopewell 

J. Daniel Zeluff Interpreter's House 

Walter D. Clark Inter-Church Action 

Fred P. Turner Albemarle Road 

Edwin O. Byrd, Jr Charlotte Third 

Charles M. Murray Graduate School 

Oliver W. Carmichael Sharon 

F. B. O'Shields St. Giles 

A. Rudolph Hendricks South Tryon 

David C. Kennedy Matthews 

Robert J. James Paw Creek 

Fred R. McAlister Chaplain 

A. Leslie Thompson Clanton Memorial (Stated Supply) 

James P. Barksdale, Jr Charlotte Third (Associate) 

Zane M. Moore Central Steele Creek 

Robert S. Owens, Jr Plaza 

J. W. Stork, H.R. 

Robert H. Ramey, Jr Selwyn Avenue 

Leonard H. Bullock Thomasboro 

Frank H. Caldwell Presbyterian Foundation 

Kenneth P. Craig Mallard Creek 

Neely McCarter Professor, U.T.S. 

James N. Biggers Badin 

Robert F. Henry, Jr Chaplain's School 

Henry S. Robinson Memorial 

Carl T. Uzzell St. John 

H. Howard Smith Wadesboro First 

John E. Smylie President Queens College 

E. T. Thompson, Jr Forest Hill 

Edward C. Wilson Selwyn Avenue (Associate) 

Robert W. Rayburn Christ 

Wilbur D. Kuenzli Plaza (Associate) 

James A. Cannon First Union 

J. E. Wayland, Sr., H.R. 

John A. Luddy McGee 

James S. Mann Macedonia 

Franklin O. Toole, Jr Troy 

J. Renwick Kennedy, Jr Locust 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 9 

ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

H. E. Stoessel Covenant (Assistant) 

J. Brett Fenwick Albemarle First (Associate) 

Friedrich Schilling, Jr Providence 

Richard C. Brand, Jr Trinity (Assistant) 

John F. Foy Altan-Bethany 

Neil C. Leach ACTS 

Robert S. Maclin, III Bethlehem 

W. B. H. Corkey Professor 

John W. Hesley Evangelist 

Roy W. Coker Pleasant Hill 

Joseph F. Condro Avondale (Associate) 

Marshal L. Smith Marston, Marks Creek 

Joe E. Stowe Monroe, First 

Charles W. Coats McQuay 

William A. Dysard, Jr Mulberry 

James E. Ratchford Norwood 

C. Franklin Jacks Professor, Queens College 

Raeford Rodney Love Benton Heights 

Paul Douglas Heidt Mt. Gilead, Pee Dee 

Marcus B. Prince, III Quail Hollow 

W. W. Thrower Cameronian 

T. W. Tucker Sardis 

G. Curtis Moore Stephenson-Unionville 

T. J. Nash Walkersville 

Javan W. Reid, Jr Evangelist 

Morris J. Ehrlich, III 

William F. Long Hamlet — First 

J. Benjamin Kirkland, Jr Newell 

F. A. Mathes Huntersville 

Charles L. Kirby Caldwell Memorial 

Taft A. Franklin Mt. Carmel — Norman 

Glenn L. Hill Ramah 

James W. Eller Robinson 

W. C. Rhodes Sharon (Assistant) 

Joe P. Arnold Sardis (Associate) 

Thomas B. Tyndall . Thomasboro (Assistant) 

David H. Bowman Biscoe 

Total Ministers 136 






10 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

ROLL OF CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

William E. Alexander, Presbyterian School of Christian Education, 
Sardis Church 

James H. Banbury, Columbia Seminary, Westminster Church 

Samuel Monroe Busch, Jr., Army, Locust Church 

James Craig Butler, Wofford College, Amity Church 

William Frederick Dotger, Presbyterian College, Williams Memorial 
Church 

George L. Ducker, Louisville Seminary, Myers Park Church 

Charles D. Elliott, Union Seminary, Christ Church 

David T. Fisher, Columbia Seminary, Cameronian Church 

Shirley Ann Gilliam, Union Seminary, New York, Covenant Church 

Benny Eugene Gurley, Louisville Seminary, Mulberry Church 

Jerry Williams Hills, Baptist College of Charleston, Marshville Church 

Charles F. Klotzberger, Union Seminary, Sharon Church 

George H. Kuykendall, Jr., Union Seminary, Covenant Church 

Stephen H. Marion, Wingate College, Amity Church 

David F. Mclnnis, Service, Plaza Church 

Robert Lee Nichols, Louisville Seminary, Carmel Church 

Joe Lee Puckett, Columbia Seminary, Hopewell Church 

H. Carson Rhyne, Jr., Presbyterian College, Mulberry Church 

James E. Shackelford, Divinity School, U. of Chicago, Covenant Church 

Charles R. Sizemore, Army, Caldwell Memorial Church 

Kendall B. Tarlton, Louisville Seminary, Covenant Church 

Charles A. Van Wagner, Columbia Seminary, Selwyn Avenue Church 

David C. Verner, Union Seminary, Myers Park Church 

James Paxton Wray, Philadelphia Medical School with Chaplains, 
Sardis Church 



CANDIDATES FOR LAY SERVICE 

Eleanor Anne Pepi, Princeton Theological Seminary, Myers Park 
Church 

Terry Lynne Brown, Meredith College, Steele Creek Church 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 11 

The Two Hundred and Sixty-Sixth 

Stated Meeting of 

Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Third Presbyterian Church 
Charlotte, North Carolina 
May 26, 1970 

The Presbytery assembled at 9:00 A.M. and was led in a 
service of worship by Richard C. Brand, Jr., and John C. 
Laughlin. 

The Moderator, Mrs. Ray L. Gardner, called the meeting 
to order. A Quorum was declared present. 

The Moderator-in-Nomination, J. S. Russell, Jr., was elect- 
ed Moderator by acclamation and took the chair. 

Visiting Brethren and Ruling Elders attending Presbytery 
for the first time were welcomed. These included the following 
Boy Scout candidates for the God and Country Award: Bill 
Williamson, Mason Barber, Jay Sims and Dean Matheson. 

The Docket was presented by Russell M. Kerr, Chairman 
of the Court Operations Committee, and was adopted as fol- 
lows: 

THE DOCKET 

1. Opening Worship 

2. Enrollment of Presbytery and Introduction of Visiting Brethren 

3. Election of Moderator, Rev. J. S. Russell, Jr., Moderator-Nominee 

4. Adoption of Docket — Rev. Russell M. Kerr 

5. Report of Committee on Arrangements by Host Pastor, Rev. E. O. 
Byrd, Jr. 

6. Report of Commissions 

7. Appointment of Standing Committees 

1. Bills and Overtures 

2. Attendance 

8. Communications and New Business (Referral to Proper Com- 
mittees) 

9. Synod's Ad Interim Committee, Presbytery Boundaries (Special 
Order 10:30 A.M.) 

10. Camping and Retreat Committee, Rev. William A. Stewart, Jr. 
(Report to be made immediately after 10:30 A.M. Special Order) 

11. Report of Presbytery's Council 

12. Report of the Division of the Mission of Presbytery 

1. Evaluation and Review Committee — Rev. E. T. Thompson, Jr. 



12 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

2. Leadership Education Committee — Rev. Joe E. Stowe 

3. Publicity and Promotion Committee — Mr. Randolph Norton 

4. Institutional Ministries Committee — Rev. J. E. Wayland, Jr. 

5. Strategy and Research Committee — Rev. Robert S. Owens, Jr. 

6. Specialized Ministry Committee — Rev. L. W. Topping 

13. Recess: 10:15-10:30 A.M.; Recess for Lunch: 12:30-1:30 P.M. 
Recess: 3:30-3:45 P.M. 

14. Second Readings: 

1. Court Operations Committee 

2. Commission on the Minister and His Work 

15. Report of Committee on Pre-Ordination and Examination — (2nd 
Order After Lunch) Rev. Oliver W. Carmichael. 

16. Report of Commission on the Minister and His Work — Rev. Robert 
J. James (Re: Ministers' Salaries) 

17. Commissions to be appointed 

18. Nomination of Moderator (First Order After Lunch) 

19. Report of Book Store Committee — Mr. D. G. Aitken 

20. Report of Personnel Committee — Rev. H. S. Robinson 

21. Report of Court Operations Committee — Rev. Russell M. Kerr 

22. Report of Committee requested to answer Communication from 
Westminster Church Session (Interpretations Committee — Rev. 
Robert Turner) 

23. Task Force — Re: Guidelines to Presbytery 

24. Unfinished Business: Resolutions, Thanks, Attendance, Etc. 

25. Reading and Adoption of Minutes 

26. Adjournment with Apostolic Benediction. 

ENROLLMENT: The following Teaching and Ruling El- 
ders were enrolled: 

Ministers: Wayne R. Aughinbaugh, James P. Barksdale, Jr., J. 
Arthur Beard, Paul W. Beazley, James N. Biggers, David G. Boyce, 
Richard C. Brand, Jr., Thomas C. Bryan, Leonard H. Bullock, Edwin 
O. Byrd, Jr., James A. Cannon, Oliver W. Carmichael, Walter D. 
Clark, Charles W. Coats, M. A. Cochrane, Jr., Roy W. Coker, Edward 

B. Cooper, Joseph F. Condro, W. B. H. Corkey, Kenneth P. Craig, E. L. 
Daniel, Jr., G. E. Dixon, William A. Dysard, Jr., James W. Eller, James 
E. Forgartie, Taft A. Franklin, J. S. Garner, Warner L. Hall, John M. 
Handley, Paul Douglas Heidt, A. Rudolph Hendricks, Glenn L. Hill, 
Horace H. Hilton, Jr., Fred C. Holder, Paul A. Home, Q. N. Huneycutt, 

C. F. Jacks, Jr., Robert J. James, Frank S. Jones, David C. Kennedy, 
J. Renwick Kennedy, Jr., Russell M. Kerr, Charles L. Kirby, J. Ben- 
jamin Kirkland, Jr., Charles E. S. Kraemer, W. D. Kuenzli, John C. 
Laughlin, Neil C. Leach, William F. Long, R. Rod Love, John A. 
Luddy, Jr., T. W. MacLean, John R. McAlpine, III, Neely McCarter, 
Angus G. Mclnnis, James S. Mann, F. A. Mathes, Carl S. Miller, G. 
Curtis Moore, Zane M. Moore, W. D. Morton, Bob E. Murdock, Charles 
M. Murray, Thomas J. Nash, III, F. B. O'Shields, Jr., Robert S. 
Owens, Jr., Eugene P. Poe, M. B. Prince, Jr., Marcus B. Prince, III, 
Robert H. Ramey, Jr., J. E. Ratchford, Robert W. Rayburn, W. C. 
Rhodes, Jr., Glenn B. Robinson, Henry S. Robinson, J. S. Russell, Jr., 
Friedrich Schilling, Jr., H. Howard Smith, Marshal L. Smith, John E. 
Smylie, William A. Stewart, Jr., H. E. Stoessel, E. Lee Stoffel, J. W. 
Stork, Joe E. Stowe, A. Leslie Thompson, Paul P. Thrower, W. W. 
Thrower, Franklin Toole, Jr., Leonard W. Topping, T. W. Tucker, Carl 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 13 

T. Uzzell, J. H. J. Vernon, Eldon D. Wadsworth, J. E. Wayland, Jr., 
David E. Wilkinson, T. Duke Williams, Malcolm R. Williamson, Ed- 
ward C. Wilson, Robert S. Woodson. 

Ministers Excused: Leighton Ford, Frank H. Caldwell, Fred P. 
Turner, D. L. Paulson, M. J. Ehrlich, III, A. Merrell Keith, H. Louis 
Patrick. 

Ministers Excused Early: W. W. Thrower, James P. Barksdale, Jr., 
Eugene P. Poe, James N. Biggers, Thomas J. Nash, III. 

Ruling Elders: M. C. Morgan, Albemarle First; George Jones, Al- 
bemarle Road; Albert Lowen, Altan; Carl Dunmer, Amity; G. D. 
Aitken, Avondale; A. C. Gardner, Badin; Bruce Bradley, Jr., Benton 
Heights; Billy Ray Hinson, Bethany; Herbert B. Knox, Bethel; Oscar 
L. Stevens, Biscoe; H. L. Graham, Caldwell Memorial; Marvin McGill, 
Cameronian; Sam Weir, Carmel; Harold D. Pratt, Central Steele 
Creek; A. T. Trimble, Jr., Charlotte First; W. M. Burch, Christ; L. D. 
Berryhill, Commonwealth-Eastminster; Mrs. Harvey B. Hunter, Clan- 
ton Memorial; Glenn D. Hunt, Cook's Memorial; James L. Donaldson, 
Cornelius; W. L. Capps, John C. Bradley, Mrs. Ernest Boyd Hunter, 
Covenant; Roger W. Blackwelder, East; John M. Dunn, Jr., First 
Union; Mrs. A. K. Gregson, Hamlet First; Olin Whitener, Hickory 
Grove; Joe L. Puckett, Sr., Hopewell; Mike Dwyer, Huntersville; Rafe 
Williams, Indian Hill; T. A. Biggers, Indian Trail; Kenneth C. Smith, 
Johnson Memorial; Robert Lee Smith, Sr., Locust; Wade H. Morgan, 
Macedonia; J. E. Kirk, Mallard Creek; C. O. McRae, Marks Creek; 
Charles S. Boyce, Marshville; J. William Russell, Matthews; J. Ross 
Kistler, McGee; Charles R. Cloud, McQuay; Clarence B. Hoffman, Me- 
morial; Aiken Wolfe, Monroe First; John N. Wall, Morven; Harold 
McFayden, Mt. Carmel; Benny Haithcock, Mt. Gilead; John F. Eggles- 
ton. Mulberry; James C. Wilson, K. Martin Waters, Jr., Rufus K. 
Allison, Myers Park; James Morgan, Norwood; John Mangum, Page- 
land; Jack H. Smith, Park Avenue; R. Willis Cox, Paw Creek; Julius 
Thompson, Pee Dee; Fred Brown, Philadelphia; R. G. Paden, Pineville; 
Adrian E. Aman, Plaza; Warren Drye, Pleasant Hill; J. W. Hattersley, 
Providence; W. G. Barnhardt, Ramah; Jack R. Dagenhart, Robinson; 
Walter Stephenson, Rockingham First; C. C. Cochran, St. Andrews; 
Mrs. Aileen W. Garland, St. Giles; Robert L. Woodall, St. John; Ed 
Jackson, St. Paul; Fred A. Cochrane. Sardis; Mrs. Ray L. Gardner, 
Seigle Avenue; W. L. Felts, Selwyn Avenue; Charles Alley, Sharon; 
Holmes Morris, Siler; Dannie Martin, Smallwood; Charlie McGee, 
South Tryon; Marcus E. Yandle, Steele Creek; James C. Simpson, Jr., 
Stephenson; Ralph H. Thomas, Sugaw Creek; Roy Jenks, Charlotte 
Third; Ross Miller, Sr., Thomasboro; George W. Simpson, Turner; 
Elbert C. Griffin, Unionville; Mrs. Inez Teague, Wadesboro First; 
Hugh Moseley, Walkersville; J. A. McLean, Waxhaw; Paul R. Ranson, 
Westminster; Sanford Grant, Westover Hills; W. T. McConnell, Wil- 
liams Memorial. 

Churches Unexcused: Amay James, Banks, Bethlehem, Beulah, 
Camden, Candor, Ellerbe, Forest Hill, Hawley Memorial, Lee Park, 
Marston, McLean, Newell, Norman, Oakboro, Rehoboth, Rourk, Six 
Mile Creek, Star, Trinity, Troy. 

Attending Presbytery as a member of the Court Operations 
Committee — Jack Butler, Amity Church. 

The report of the Committee on Arrangements was made 
by the Host Pastor, E. O. Byrd, Jr., and was received as in- 
formation. 

Reports of Commissions were submitted by the Stated 
Clerk and admitted to record: 



14 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION 

The Joint Commission of Mecklenburg Presbytery (U.S.) and First 
Presbytery (ARP), relative to First Union Presbyterian Church, met 
in the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, North Carolina, April 
2, 1970, at 2:15 P.M. 

The Commission was called to order by the Chairman, Russell M. 
Kerr, who offered the opening prayer. 

Those present were: members — Russell M. Kerr, Henry Pressly, 
Fred Holder, Kenneth C. Seawright, R. D. Kennerly, Henry P. Big- 
ham, Jr., James E. Fogartie, Joseph W. Grier, Jr.; visitors — J. A. Can- 
non, Tag Taggart, Carleton N. Whilden. 

Carleton N. Whilden, Chairman of the Committee on Property 
and Insurance of the Council of Mecklenburg Presbytery, presented 
an offer of $12,750 for property located at 5421 Allen Road East, Char- 
lotte, N. C, belonging to First Presbytery, formerly belonging to 
the Allen Hills Church. 

Motion: that the Commission accept the offer for the Allen Road 
East property subject to the working out of the sales commission, and 
that the trustees of Mecklenburg Presbytery be requested to execute 
such papers as are necessary to carry out the contract. (This offer was 
approved by the Session of the First Union Presbyterian Church on 
March 8, 1970.) Seconded. Unanimous. 

Motion: that the Commission reject the offer of J. G. Cloer, 
through Vinson Realty Company, for the gross amount of $2,500 for 
vacant lots seven and eight on Manning Road in Allen Hills as being 
inadequate. Seconded. Unanimous. 

Carleton N. Whilden presented to the Commission the signed 
agreement conveying the Nevins Church property to the Rock of Ages 
Baptist Church. 

The Commission was adjourned with prayer by the Reverend 
James A. Cannon. 

James E. Fogartie, Clerk 

Service of Installation For Reverend William C. Rhodes, Jr. 
Sharon Presbyterian Church, March 15, 1970 

The Commission met on March 15, 1970, at 11:15 a.m. at the 
Church. Commission members present were: Ministers: Oliver W. 
Carmichael, Chairman; Frank H. Caldwell, David E. Wilkinson. El- 
ders: Mrs. Ray L. Gardner, John V. Washam, Richard E. Heaven. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by Richard E. 
Heaven. Richard E. Heaven was elected Secretary of the Commission. 
The Commission recessed for the Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The Service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. Oliver W. Carmichael read the Scripture 
and had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by Frank H. Caldwell on the topic, 
"Handling our Tensions'". 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the In- 
stallation Service. 

The Chairman propounded the Constitutional Questions to the 
Minister, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the Constitutional Questions to the Sharon Congrega- 
tion, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Members of 
the Commission then gave the new Pastor the right hand of fellow- 
ship. The Chairman then declared that William C. Rhodes, Jr. had 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 15 

been regularly elected and installed as Assistant Pastor of the Sharon 
Presbyterian Church. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by David E. Wilkinson. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by Mrs. Ray L. 
Gardner. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by Oliver W. Carmichael. 

Richard E. Heaven 
Secretary 



Service Of Installation For Reverend Taft A. Franklin 

Norman And Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Churches 

March 8, 1970 

The Commission met on March 8, 1970, at 10:30 A.M. at the 
Norman Presbyterian Church. Commission members present were: 
Ministers: T. Duke Williams, Chairman; Frank H. Caldwell, John A. 
Carriker. Ruling Elders: E. O. Kenion, W. S. McRae and S. H. 
McCall, Jr. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by John A. 
Carriker. E. O. Kenion was elected Secretary of the Commission. The 
Commission recessed for the Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. Frank H. Caldwell read the Scripture 
and T. Duke Williams had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by Frank H. Caldwell on the topic "The 
Church in Splendor." 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the In- 
stallation Service. 

The Chairman propounded the Constitutional Questions to the 
Minister, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the Constitutional Questions to the Norman and Mt. 
Carmel Congregations, and these were answered in the affirmative. 
The Members of the Commission then gave the new Pastor the right 
hand of fellowship. The Chairman then declared that Taft A. Franklin 
had been regularly elected and installed as Pastor of the Norman and 
Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Churches. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by John A. Carriker. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by S. H. McCall. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by W. S. McRae. 

E. O. Kenion 
Secretary 



16 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Service Of Installation For Reverend Charles L. Kirby 
Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church 
March 1, 1970 

The Commission met on March 1, 1970, at 2:45 P.M. at the Church. 

Commission Members present were: Ministers: T. W. Tucker, 
Chairman; Robert H. Ramey, Jr., E. Lee Stoffel, and Eugene D. 
Witherspoon. Ruling Elders: William A. White, Jr., Thomas D. Spar- 
row, M.D., Ernest B. Hunter. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by Eugene D. 
Witherspoon. Robert H. Ramey, Jr., was elected Secretary of the 
Commission. The Commission recessed for the Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The Service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. E. Lee Stoffel read the Scripture and 
Ernest B. Hunter had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by E. Lee Stoffel on the topic/text: 
"The Great Urgencies"; Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 16:25-31; Colossians 
1:15-20. 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the In- 
stallation Service. 

The Chairman propounded the Constitutional Questions to the 
Minister, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the Constitutional Questions to the Caldwell Me- 
morial Congregation, and these were answered in the affirmative. 
The Chairman then declared that Charles L. Kirby had been regularly 
elected, and installed as Pastor of the Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian 
Church. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by Thomas D. Sparrow, 
M.D. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by Eugene D. 
Witherspoon. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Members of the Commission then gave the new Pastor the 
right hand of fellowship. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by E. Lee Stoffel. 

Robert H. Ramey, Jr., 
Secretary 



Service Of Installation For Reverend James W. Eller 

Robinson Presbyterian Church 

March 1, 1970 

The Commission met on March 1, 1970 at 7:00 P.M. at the Church. 
Commission Members present were: Ministers: Glenn B. Robinson, 
Chairman; Fred P. Turner, Paul W. Beazley. Ruling Elders: John W. 
Brawley, Robert L. Hill, Byron Luna. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by Glenn B. 
Robinson, Paul W. Beazley was elected Secretary of the Commission. 
The Commission recessed for the Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. Fred P. Turner read the Scripture and 
Glenn R. Robinson had the prayer. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 17 

The Sermon was preached by Rev. Fred P. Turner on the topic/ 
text: "Whose Church?" I Corinthians 12:27. 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the in- 
stallation service. 

The Chairman propounded the constitutional questions to the 
Minister, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the constitutional questions to the Robinson Con- 
gregation, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Members 
of the Commission then gave the new Pastor the right hand of fellow- 
ship. The Chairman then declared that James W. Eller had been 
regularly elected, and installed as Pastor of the Robinson Presbyterian 
Church. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by Paul W. Beazley. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by Robert L. Hill. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was 
adjourned with prayer by Glenn B. Robinson. 

Paul W. Beazley, 
Secretary 



Service Of Installation For Reverend Glenn L. Hill 

Ramah Presbyterian Church 

March 1, 1970 

The Commission met on March 1, 1970, at 6:30 P.M. at the Church. 

Commission Members present were: Ministers: J. Cecil Lawrence, 
Chairman; Frank A. Mathes, Zane M. Moore, J. S. Garner. Ruling 
Elders: A. W. Barnes, W. B. Young, T. C. Brown. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by W. B. 
Young. Zane M. Moore was elected Secretary of the Commission. The 
Commission recessed for the Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The Service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. J. S. Garner read the Scripture and 
Frank A. Mathes had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by J. S. Garner on the topic/text: 
"Precious Faith"— II Peter 1:1-9. 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the In- 
stallation Service. 

The Chairman propounded the Constitutional Questions to the 
Minister and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the Constitutional Questions to the Ramah Congre- 
gation, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Members of 
the Commission then gave the new Pastor the right hand of fellow- 
ship. The Chairman then declared that Glenn L. Hill had been regu- 
larly elected, and installed as Pastor of the Ramah Presbyterian 
Church 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by Zane M. Moore. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by W. B. Young. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 



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The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes and was ad- 
journed with prayer by Frank A. Mathes. 

Zane M. Moore, 
Secretary 

The Moderator appointed the following Standing Com- 
mittees: 

Bills and Overtures: Frank A. Mathes, Chairman; A. 
Rudolph Hendricks, James E. Fogartie, and the following 
Ruling Elders: G. D. Aitken, James C. Wilson, Harold D. Pratt, 
and Mrs. Ray L. Gardner. 

Attendance: J. Arthur Beard, Chairman; W. D. Morton, 
and Ruling Elders E. D. Jackson and Harold McFayden. 

The Certificate of Transfer for Candidates Thomas Balcom 
Tyndall from Suwannee Presbytery was found in order and 
he was enrolled as a Candidate in this Presbytery. 

The Certificate of Transfer from Atlanta Presbytery for 
Joe Pack Arnold was found in order and held pending his 
reception into the Presbytery. 

The motion prevailed granting the request from the Board 
of Trustees of the Presbyterian Home at Charlotte as follows: 
To designate the Sharon Presbyterian Church of Charlotte as 
the church having primary responsibility for the spiritual 
nurture of the members of the Home. Such a designation would 
imply that the pastors of the church are to act as unofficial 
chaplains to the Home. This relationship of the church and its 
clergy to the Home is to be understood in the context of the 
overall responsibility of the Board and the Executive Director 
for the direction of the Home, and of the relationship of other 
pastors to their parishioners who are residents of the Home. 

The request of Thomas S. Stukes that his name be with- 
drawn from the Committee on Pre-Ordination and Examina- 
tion was granted. 

The request of Charles M. Murray to dissolve the pastoral 
relationship between him and the Myers Park Church, effec- 
tive August 31, 1970, was granted. He was further granted 
permission to labor outside the bounds of Presbytery in order 
to pursue graduate studies at Emory University. The Myers 
Park Church was heard from concurring in Mr. Murray's re- 
quest. 

Glenn B. Robinson requested that his resignation as pastor 
of the Hickory Grove Church and dissolution of the pastoral re- 
lationship as of August 31, 1970 was granted. He was further 
granted permission to labor without the bounds of the Presby- 
tery for a period of one year. The Hickory Grove Church was 
heard from concurring in Mr. Robinson's request. 



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A petition was presented from the Pineville Church at a 
Congregational meeting requesting the Presbytery to grant the 
congregation permission to change the name of the church 
to the Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church. Another petition 
opposing the request was also presented. The motion prevailed 
that this matter be referred to the Committee on Evaluation 
and Review to report back to the Court in the afternoon 
session, all parties in this matter to be invited to appear before 
the Committee. 

As New Business, E. O. Byrd, Jr., presented a motion di- 
rected to the Charlotte City Council and the Commissioners of 
Mecklenburg County requesting that something be done to 
curb indecent shows, pornography, and nudity in movies in the 
Community. This motion was placed in the hands of the Com- 
mittee on Bills and Overtures for a report at the afternoon 
session. 

Recess was taken for 15 minutes. 

Resuming its session, the Court heard the Report of the 
Synod of North Carolina's Ad Interim Committee on Presby- 
tery's Boundaries presented by William H. Chappell of Orange 
Presbytery. This report was received as information, and Mr. 
Chappell was thanked for his presentation. 

The report of the Camping and Retreat Committee was 
presented by William A. Stewart, Jr., and is recommendations 
were adopted. 

Recommendations: 

We propose a three year experimental approach to the camp, 
conference and retreat question which would enable us either (1) to 
develop a viable program or (2) to put to rest all pretense at main- 
taining a program which our people by their absence demonstrate 
they do not want. 

A. Continue to operate Camp Stewart through the current summer 
season and close it to all use on October 1, 1970. 

Due to the inadequacy of the sewage treatment facility at Camp 
Stewart and notice given by the Public Health Department to im- 
prove it or cease operations, the facility has not been operated since 
May 8. This means that we recommend that the October 1 date 
for closing the Camp be changed and made retroactive to May 
8, 1970. 

B. Maintain the camp after October 1, 1970 with only such caretaker 
service as is necessary to protect the facility against vandalism 
and further deterioration. 

C. We recommend that since Camp Stewart has been closed, the 
present job responsibilities of camp director be terminated; that his 
responsibilities be redirected by the Commission on the Minister 
and His Work, giving him the opportunity to serve as a temporary 
supply during the remainder of his 1970 term and that the terms 
of his call be continued by Presbytery for the remainder of his 1970 
term with Presbytery supplementing the terms not paid by the 
churches utilizing his services. 

(This is Recommendation No. 3 of Council's Report.) 



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D. In planning and conducting such activities, use should be made of 
any public or private facilities which would best meet the needs 
of a given activity (motels, hotels, public parks, public and private 
camping facilities, church facilities, etc.). 

E. Maintain the budget for camping and conference activities at the 
present level as a minimum and divert that which is not needed for 
minimal caretaker maintenance of Camp Stewart to the develop- 
ment and subsidy of activities undertaken in a variety of public 
and private facilities. 

The report of Presbytery's Council was submitted by John 
M. Handley. It was received and its recommendations adopted. 

Recommendations: 

1) In light of the information given below that the General 
Presbyter in the name of Mecklenburg Presbytery send a letter of 
concern to our churches that have accepted no askings for 1970: 

1970 Presbytery approved budget 

General Assembly 400,320 

Synod 287,608 

Presbytery 170,178 

858,106 
Asked of churches 863,367 

Acceptances 574,155 or 66% 

Approximately 44 churches have made no acceptance for 1970. 

2) That the Committees of Presbytery's new structure be com- 
mended for their diligence and faithfulness in seeking to carry out 
their responsibilities during this transitional year; 

That they be encouraged to continue examination and suggesting re- 
visions of the Provisional Manual looking toward its final adoption 
later this year. 

3) We recommend that since Camp Stewart has been closed, the 
present job responsibilities of camp director be terminated; that his 
responsibilities be redirected by the Commission on the Minister and 
His Work, giving him the opportunity to serve as a temporary supply 
during the remainder of his 1970 term and that the terms of his call be 
continued by Presbytery for the remainder of his 1970 term with Pres- 
bytery supplementing the terms not paid the churches utilizing 
his services. 

4. The Budget and Stewardship Committee be called to action and 
request of the Strategy and Research Committee that $1,000 of 
the proceeds of the NCNB Stock sale of 1969 be allocated to this 
Committee so that they may pursue actively the development 
of mission strategy for Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

5. That this meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery upon completion 
of today's business be adjourned to reconvene at Thomasboro 
Presbyterian Church on July 14, 1970, at 1:00 P.M. for the pur- 
pose of examining Candidates for Ordination and, if needed, 
reception of Ordained Ministers, and any other business approved 
by Presbytery's Council. 

The report of the Evaluation and Review Committee was 
presented by E. T. Thompson, Jr., and received as information. 

The report of the Leadership Education Committee was 
presented by Joe E. Stowe, and received as information. Mr. 
Stowe introduced Mrs. Samuel T. Favor, retiring President of 
the Women of Mecklenburg Presbytery, who was granted per- 



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mission of the floor to present a report of the work of the 
Women. This was received as information, and the Presbytery 
voted commendation to the Women for their accomplishments. 

Mrs. William H. Guignard, new President of the Women 
of the Presbytery, was introduced. 

Recess for lunch was taken following prayer by Paul 
Douglas Heidt, remembering the husband and Family of Fred 
P. Turner in the critical illness of Mrs. Turner. 



AFTERNOON SESSION 

The Court resumed at 1:30 P.M. with prayer offered by 
James E. Ratchford. 

Robert J. James of the Paw Creek Church was placed in 
Nomination as Moderator-Nominee and was elected by ac- 
clamation. 

The Committee on Pre-Ordination and Examination was 
presented by Oliver W. Carmichael, who introduced Charles 
Frank Klotzberger of the Sharon Presbyterian Church for ex- 
amination as a Candidate for the Ministry of the Word and Sac- 
raments. Mr. Klotzberger made a statement as to his experi- 
mental religion and sense of call to the Ministry. This was 
sustained as satisfactory and it was voted to receive him as 
a Candidate under the care of the Presbytery following the 
usual reception litany and affirmative answers to the questions 
by the Moderator. A Charge to the Candidate was delivered 
by Zane M. Moore, and James E. Fogartie led in a prayer of 
dedication. 

Joe Pack Arnold, dismissed from the Presbytery of At- 
lanta, was presented for examination and reception. 

Mr. Arnold's statement as to his personal faith and sense 
of call was sustained as satisfactory, and the questions asked of 
Ministers being answered in the affirmative, he was received 
into the Presbytery and a call for his pastoral services as 
Associate Pastor of the Sardis Church was presented by the 
Commission on the Minister and His Work with recommenda- 
tion for approval. The CaU was placed in his hands by the 
Moderator and was accepted by him. The terms of this call are 
as follows: Salary, $6500; $3400 for Manse rental and expense; 
$1200 annual car expense; $200 educational allowance; moving 
expenses; four weeks vacation and two weeks study leave; 
two week-ends per year; major medical assistance for Minister 
and his family; and the 10% Ministers' Annuity dues. 

The following Commission was appointed to install Joe 
Pack Arnold as Associate Pastor of the Sardis Church: 



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Commission Appointed By Mecklenburg Presbytery To Install 
Reverend Joe Pack Arnold As Associate Pastor 

Of The Sardis Presbyterian Church 
On Sunday, June 14, 1970 At 11 O'Clock A.M. 

Ministers: 

Reverend T. W. Tucker — Chairman — To preside and propound the 
Constitutional Questions. 

Reverend Joseph S. Harvard, III — To preach the Sermon. 

Reverend C. Franklin Jacks — To deliver the charge to the Pastor. 

Reverend Henry S. Robinson — To deliver the charge to the Con- 
gregation. 

Ruling Elders: 

Elmer F. Smith, Jr. (Sardis) 6518 Burlwood Road, Charlotte, N. C, 
28211. 

Charles A. Moss (Sardis) 133 Great Oak Lane, Matthews, N. C. 28105. 

Robert B. Pharr (Sardis) 5500 Randolph Road, Charlotte, N. C. 28211. 

J. Cecil Lawrence, Stated Clerk 

P.S. Reverend Joseph S. Harvard, III to be invited by Presbytery to 
Preach the Sermon. 

The Stewardship and Budget Committee gave its approval 
to the sale of $1,000 in NCNB Bonds to be turned over to the 
Strategy and Research Committee for its work. Motion pre- 
vailed endorsing this approval and action. 

The report of the Institutional Ministries Committee was 
submitted by J. E. Wayland, Jr., and received as information. 

The report of the Strategy and Research Committee was 
presented by the Chairman, Robert S. Owens, Jr. This was re- 
ceived as information, and the following recommendations 
adopted: 

Recommendations: 

1. That Mecklenburg Presbytery grant the request of the McGee 
Church to be given permission to purchase property on Pleasant 
Grove Road in the Oakdale Community for the purpose of re- 
location, with the understanding that there is no money available 
from Presbytery now or in the foreseeable future to help with the 
purchase of property or the erection of a building on that site. 

2. That Presbytery grant the request of the Park Avenue Church to 
transfer a loan from the Richmond Savings and Loan Association 
to the North Carolina Presbyterian Synod Permanent Church and 
Manse Loan Fund, when and if the full amount is available from 
Synod, provided there is no prepayment penalty. 

3. That Presbytery call the attention of the local churches to the 
National Ministries Conference, August 8-14, in Montreat and urge 
those courts to send adult and youth representatives to the con- 
ference, which is aimed at helping local churches move out in wit- 
ness and service in their communities. 

4. That Presbytery urge every church to join a special season of study 
and action on the priority issue of "Hunger" during the times 



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nomally set aside for the church's Christian Education and Witness 
Seasons, in September, 1970, and January through Easter, 1971; 
urge each church to observe Sunday, February 28, 1971, as the day 
for a major supplemental offering for worldwide Christian witness; 
and further urge each church to give its wholehearted support to 
this world wide witness throughout the year through prayer, 
sacrificial giving and involvement. 

The report of the Committee on Specialized Ministry was 
submitted by Leonard W. Topping. It was adopted and pages 
1, 3, and 4 were ordered printed in the Minutes as follows: 

Presbytery's Committee on Specialized Ministry has had five 
meetings in 1970. It has studied its responsibilities and functions ac- 
cording to the provisional manual and has sought to deal with them. 

Five persons, representing various areas of specialized ministry, 
have been invited to meetings for the purpose of reporting to the com- 
mittee the work in which they are involved. They are: Walter B. 
Clark, "Inter-Church Inc.''; Oliver Carmichael. "Southpark Minis- 
tries"; William Stegall, "Ministry in Morven"; Neal Leach, "Associa- 
tion for Christian Training and Service"; and Mildred Allen, "Dil- 
worth Community Ministries". 

Attendance and interest for the past summer's Festival of Faith 
in Freedom Park were very poor. Following discussion on the pro- 
gram, it was agreed that this approach was no longer the most ef- 
fective method of evangelism for the Presbytery. This Committee 
does not recommend the Festival of Faith in the Park for this year. 

This Committee sponsored a presentation of lay witness groups, 
with Rev. Charles M. Olsen, Associate Secretary of Christian Witness, 
Board of National Ministries, Atlanta, Georgia, as the speaker the 
evening of March 5th, Barclay Cafeteria, Amity Gardens Shopping 
Center. More than a hundred-fifty persons from all parts of the 
Presbytery attended and learned about this program which is sup- 
ported by the Board of National Ministries, Presbyterian Church, U.S. 

Presbytery's Committee on Evangelism (1969) planned a program 
entitled "Pass It On", which was presented at the Plaza Presbyterian 
Church, April 10, 11, and 12. This was a lay group meeting presenting 
what is going on in local churches in the areas of small groups, visita- 
tion, worship and youth. Dr. Sherrard Rice, Secretary of Christian 
Witness, Board of National Ministries, presided together with Ernest 
T. Thompson, Jr., Chairman of Presbytery's Committee on Evangelism 
1969. 

Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence, General Presbyter, has met regularly with 
us and has given us excellent assistance. 

William M. Archer, Jr. resigned from the Committee. Presbytery 
elected Lacy S. Sellers to replace him. 

Dilworth Communily Ministries 

Following a three month study by a special committee appointed 
by the Board of the Dilworth Community Ministries and upon receipt 
of their report recommending the forming of a new board, repre- 
sentatives of eight churches met to dissolve the old board and to in- 
stall new members. The reorganization took place at Pritchard Me- 
orial Baptist Church on January 18, 1970. 

The new board is composed of a staff and lay representatives 
from each participating church. Members appointed at the January 
meeting were: Rev. Joe Condro and John Murphy. Avondale Presby- 
terian Church; Rev. William B. Ellison and Powell Majors, Dilworth 
Methodist Church; Rev. Wendell D. Sloan and Mrs. Talmage T. 
Spence, Jr., Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church; Rev. Elmore Turner 



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and Mrs. Vernon Martin, First Christian Church; Rev. John Handley 
and Frank Mansfield, Covenant Presbyterian Church; R. E. Faulkner 
and Mrs. S. R. Morris, Jr., Park Road Baptist Church; Rev. Ernest 
Thompson, Jr., and Mr. Al Sutphin, Forest Hill Presbyterian Church; 
Miss Mildred Allen, DCE, Carmel Church; and John Mercer, St. An- 
drews Presbyterian Church. 

Rev. John M. Handley and John Murphy were elected Co-Con- 
veners of the Board, and Senior Ministers of the participating churches 
form an Advisory Committee to the Board of Directors. 

The board met weekly three months and has now initiated twice- 
monthly meetings. It is still in process of studying its role and forging 
itself as a tool to meet the extensive needs of the Dilworth com- 
munity. Neil Leach, Association for Christian Training and Service, 
has continued to serve as consultant, as in the past with the Study 
Committee. To date the board has sought to coordinate activities in 
the greater community now rendered by the churches in the area 
to the elderly, young adult, teens, elementary and pre-school age 
groups, especially including summer programs. Task forces are being 
discussed under various headings and being set aside by members 
of the board volunteering for various services and study, i. e., Wendell 
Sloan and volunteer committee, assigned to study needs for program 
ming and ministry to the proposed home for the elderly on South 
Boulevard; Joe Condro, with the assistance of the entire board, has 
made a property index map of the area, including names of tenants 
and owners, projected toward many areas of community ministry as 
the Board becomes active in such ministry. 

At the present time the important thing is the forging of the 
committee as a tool for an in-depth, transforming ministry to the 
Greater Dilworth Community, growing out of its previous surface 
ministry to the area. 

It is hoped that the Specialized Ministry Committee and Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery will continue to work closely with this Board, co- 
operating with any special ministries as they develop. 

Submitted and Prepared by Mildred Allen 

"INTER-CHURCH ACTION, INC." 

Summary Description 

1. What I. C. A. is 

A non-profit corporation operated by a Board of Episcopal and 
Presbyterian, U. S. churchmen of the Charlotte Metropolitan 
area for the purpose of doing experimental ministry to youth 
and adults in "depressed" neighborhoods in Charlotte with the 
goal of enabling people in a given community to help themselves 
obtain educational, cultural, social, civic and financial advantages 
which might not otherwise be available. 

2. Present emphasis (Belmont, Villa Heights Neighborhoods) 

I. C. A. began in 1965 by having the Rev. Walter D. Clark move 
into the neighborhood to "live-in" and do ministry with pre- 
delinquent and delinquent boys at a level of cause rather than at 
a level of control. Since 1965 the configuration of the neighbor- 
hood has changed from white mill workers to 80-90% black. The 
"live-in" type ministry has continued across this changing social 
structure. The work with the boys has developed into a Young 
Men's Program centered around an Auto Mechanics Club in 
which the young men designed and constructed their own shop 
and club building on Brevard Street. The Club has brought to- 
gether youth from across the neighborhood and from several dif- 
ferent "groups" of these young men. 
In the past two years, I. C. A. has assisted as an "enabler" in the 



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development of an indigenous community organization, the Free- 
dom Neighborhood Association, the purpose of which is to help 
the citizens and families of the community to participate in a 
viable structure of their own to determine for themselves goals 
for their community's improvement. The Association has hired 
a community organizer, The Rev. Lamar Foster, a graduate of 
Johnson C. Smith University and Seminary and a resident of 
the community, and has established rapport with most of the 
better than 6,000 residents. Actual membership in the Association 
has grown to more than 200 since its inception in 1968. 
Goals which have been realized are a Day-Care Center of some 50 
children of working mothers operated in the C. M. E. Zion Church 
on Parkwood Avenue, transportation service for families on wel- 
fare (surplus food, clinical care, etc.) along with some referral 
assistance in legal aid. Goals now in process include discussion 
with Model Cities over a new Community Center to be placed in 
the neighborhood and the establishment of a Community Credit 
Union. 

Further youth objectives in the neighborhood include discussions 
and coordination with United Community Services about the 
utilization of Johnston YMCA for the large number of youth in 
Belmont, Villa Heights. 

I.C.A. continues its relationship with Freedom Neighborhood As- 
sociation, and all the efforts in this community, through its 
worker Walter Clark and its enabling funds, always evaluating 
itself and its efforts to enable a "depressed" community to have 
a new vision through a highly flexible program designed by 
indigenous leadership. 

3. Sponsorship 

I. C. A. is co-sponsored by the Charlotte Council of Episcopal 
Churches and Mecklenburg Presbytery. Presbytery's budgeted 
money for this ministry in 1970 is $11,750.00. 

Prepared and submitted by Friedrich Schilling, Jr., Chairman of 
the Board 

The Committee on Court Operations was presented by 
Russell M. Kerr. This report with its recommendations was 
adopted. 

The Committee on Court Operation met following the February 
meeting of Presbytery and reviewed the meeting for the purpose of 
discovering ways that the business of the Presbytery might be ex- 
pedited. The findings of the Committee are reflected in the docket that 
has been adopted for today. Further study will be given in this area. 

At the last meeting the Presbytery asked this Committee "to 
study and bring in a proposed revision of the Manual in regard to the 
election of commissioners to the General Assembly". Following a pre- 
liminary consideration, the Committee has set aside its meeting June 
2 at 7:30 at Third Presbyterian Church for consideration of this matter. 
We invite any member of the Presbytery who wishes to offer sug- 
gestions in this matter to be present for this meeting, or to offer writ- 
ten suggestions prior to the time of the meeting. 

The Committee makes the following recommendations: 

1. That the General Presbyter serve as parliamentarian for the 
meetings of Presbytery. 

2. That the invitations of the Sugaw Creek Church for the Sep- 
tember meeting of Presbytery and of the Philadelphia Church 
for the November meeting be accepted. 

The second reading of the revisions in the Committee on 
Court Operations was read, constituting their adoption. 



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The report of the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work was presented by the Chairman, and the recommenda- 
tions not previously acted upon were adopted. The report and 
recommendations are as follows: 

The Report of 
THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

Part I 

The following excerpts from the minutes of the Commission are 
submitted to the Presbytery for admission to the record: 

1. The Commission met at the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, 
North Carolina, on March 19, 1970, at 1:30 P.M. The Rev. Eugene 
Poe opened the meeting with prayer. The following were present: 
Rev. Robert J. James, Chairman, Dr. Eugene P. Poe, Dr. E. Lee 
Stoffel, Dr. Frank H. Caldwell, Rev. Glenn B. Robinson, Mrs. 
Ernest B. Hunter, Mr. G. Douglas Aitken, Mr. Robert F. Stokes, 
and Dr. Cecil Lawrence. 

Upon his request. The Rev. Roscoe Fisher was dismissed to the 
Presbytery of Winston-Salem in order that he might accept a 
call to the Cooleewee and Bixby congregation. 

Dr. Frank H. Caldwell, Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Min- 
ister Deployment, announced the following appointments: 

A. The Rev. Paul Thrower — Moderator Pro Tern of the McLean- 
Rourk Churches and Mr. E. O. Kenion, Consultant. 

B. The Rev. Thornton Tucker — Moderator Pro Tern of the East 
Church and Mr. G. Douglas Aitken, Consultant. 

C. The Rev. Merrell Keith — Moderator Pro Tern of the Indian 
Trail Church and Mr. Robert F. Stokes, Consultant. 

D. The Rev. Frederick Schilling — Moderator Pro Tern of the 
Banks Church. 

Dr. Caldwell also reported having received reports from the fol- 
lowing Chaplains: 

A. David G. Boyce, Ft. Gordon, Georgia. 

B. David C. Hamrick, Ft. Bliss, Texas. 

C. Fred R. McAlister, Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Mary- 
land. 

2. The Commission met at the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, 
N. C, on April 16, 1970, at 1:30 p.m. The meeting was opened with 
prayer by The Rev. Glenn B. Robinson. Those present were: Rev. 
Robert J. James, Chairman, Rev. Glenn B. Robinson, Dr. Eugene 
P. Poe, Dr. E. Lee Stoffel, Dr. Frank H. Caldwell, Miss Summers 
Tarlton, Mrs. Ernest B. Hunter, Mr. E. O. Kenion, Mr. G. Douglas 
Aitken, and Mr. Robert F. Stokes. 

The Commission continued its approval of The Rev. James W. 
McQuiston for work within the Presbytery. 

Because of a lack of response to the Ministers and Wives Retreat 
in the past, the Commission voted to suspend temporarily these 
Retreats and asked the Sub-Committee on In-Service Training 
and Fellowship to study the whole matter of the needs of Min- 
isters and their families and recommend future practices to the 
Commission. 

3. The Commission met at the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, 
on May 21, 1970. Upon the request of The Reverend M. J. Ehrlich 



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III, the Pastoral relationship existing between him and the First 
Presbyterian Church of Monroe, N. C. was dissolved effective 
May 31, 1970. 

PART II 

1. The Commission recommends that, upon second reading, the re- 
vision to the Manual on the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work be adopted. (First reading is printed in the Minutes of 
Presbytery, February 24, 1970.) 

PART III 

1. The Commission serving as a Committee, and in response to the 
request of Presbytery for a reconsideration of the minimum 
standards for ministers' salaries, offers to Presbytery the follow- 
ing recommendations: 

A. That the following minimum schedule for ministers salaries 
be adopted: 

1. $6600.00 salary. 

2. $1000.00 car allowance. 

3. Full 10% of the Ministers Annuity Fund. 

4. Hospitalization Insurance. 

5. Basic utilities or a realistic amount. 

6. Manse or Housing Allowance. 

B. That this schedule for ministers salaries become effective 
January 1, 1971, but that the churches of Presbytery be urged 
to implement this schedule immediately. 

C. That after 1971 there be an annual increase of $300.00 to the 
salary each year for the next three years. 

2. The Commission recommends the following steps for implemen- 
tation: 

A. The Commission, in concert with the Strategy and Research 
Committee, shall make direct approach to each Church and 
determine the extent of their capability in meeting the new 
salary. 

B. Where the Church is unable to do so the Strategy and Re- 
search Committee shall be requested to increase allocations as 
needed to meet the minimum salary. 

C. When neither the Church nor the Strategy and Research 
Committee is able to meet the minimum, the Strategy and 
Research Committee shall pay the remainder necessary upon 
the recommendation and approval of the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work and the Strategy and Research Com- 
mittee. These monies shall be from an annual budgeted 
amount to the Strategy and Research Committee of the Pres- 
bytery. 

The report of the Bookstore Committee was presented by 
Ruling Elder G. Douglas Aitken, stating the Presbyterian 
Book Store was closed. The report was received as information 
and the Committee was discharged. 

The report of the Personnel Committee was presented by 
Henry S. Robinson and its recommendations adopted. 

Recommendations: 

1. Kenneth P. Craig to replace Glenn B. Robinson, resigned, Class of 
1972, and William F. Long to replace Vaughn E. Hartsell, who has 



28 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

moved from Presbytery, Class of 1972, as members of the Com- 
mission on the Minister and His Work. 

2. David C. Kennedy to replace J. S. Russell, Jr., resigned, as a mem- 
ber of the Leadership Education Committee, Class of 1971. 

3. A. Walton Litz (Myers Park) to replace Hugh D. Verner, M.D., re- 
signed, Class of 1971, and Forney E. Michael (Paw Creek) to 
replace Charles W. Akers, resigned, Class of 1970, as members of 
the Strategy and Research Committee. 

J. Benjamin Kirkland, Jr. was elected as a member of the 
Personnel Committee in the Class of 1971, replacing L. W. 
Topping, resigned. 

The request of the Committee on Interpretations that it be 
permitted to report at the Fall Meeting was granted. 

The request of the Task Force on School Guidelines to be 
permitted to report at the July Meeting was granted. 

The report of the Bills and Overtures Committee was pre- 
sented by Frank A. Mathes and was adopted. 

Our consideration of this matter has led us to recommend that 
Mecklenburg Presbytery deal with this motion by adopting the fol- 
lowing substitute: 

1. We record the fact that Mecklenburg Presbytery is strongly 
opposed to and deplores certain conditions and activities that exist 
in our community in the area of indecencies, obscenities, and porno- 
graphy. 

2. That we assure the City Council of Charlotte, the County Com- 
missioners of Mecklenburg County, and the Judicial System that we 
appreciate all their efforts to discharge their duties in law enforce- 
ment regarding these matters, and pledge our individual and collec- 
tive support and encouragement in the exercise of their duties and 
responsibilities. 

3. That we realize our greatest contribution can be made by en- 
couraging and urging our own membership to exercise a Christian 
sensitivity in these areas and do everything possible to make our 
Community more Christian in character and conduct. 

The above was ordered sent to the City Council, County 
Commissioners and the Judicial System. 

To the Committee on Interpretations was referred the 
motion by Warner L. Hall for report at the Fall Meeting. This 
motion was: 

That the matter of indecent shows, pornographic literature and 
motion pictures be committed to the Committee on Interpretations 
with the request that they investigate the conditions which obtain in 
our Communities and that they propose at the next Stated Meeting 
such constructive responses as they may deem wise. 

The report of the Evaluation and Review Committee, to 
which was referred the petition about the change of the name 
of the Pineville Church, was adopted and is as follows: That 
Presbytery grant the request of the Pineville Church that the 
name be changed to the Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 29 

The Committee on Court Operations submitted the follow- 
ing Resolution which was presented by Jack Butler and 
was adopted. 

"The Presbytery of Mecklenburg, records with grateful heart, its 
266th meeting held at the Third Presbyterian Church of Charlotte on 
May 26, 1970. The warm hospitality extended by the Pastor, Reverend 
Edwin O. Byrd, Jr., and the Officers and Congregation has added to 
the comfort and meaning of the meeting. 

We extend our special thanks to Ruling Elder Marvin Payne who 
has been in charge of arrangements; to Mrs. Helen Barkley and Mrs. 
Flora Sanders, of the Women of the Church, for the delightful lunch 
we were served. The morning worship led by the Reverend Richard 
Brand, Jr., and the Reverend John C. Laughlin, the able leadership 
of Mrs. Ray L. Gardner, retiring Moderator, and the Reverend J. 
Shepherd Russell, Jr., Moderator of this meeting, have given depth 
and meaning to the business of this Court. 

We urge the adoption of the resolution, that it be entered in the 
Minutes of Presbytery, and communicated with our prayers to the 
Session and congregation of Third Presbyterian Church." 

The report of the Attendance Committee was presented by 
J. Arthur Beard and is incorporated in the enrollment. 

The Minutes were read, corrected and approved. 

The motion to adjourn prevailed and adjournment was 
taken to meet in the Thomasboro Church on Tuesday, July 
14, 1970 at 1:00 P.M. 

The apostolic Benediction was pronounced by the Mod- 
erator. 

J. Cecil Lawrence, 

General Presbyter — Stated Clerk 

Thomas C. Bryan, Recording Clerk, Pro-Tern 
Miss Annette Bullard, Assisting Clerk 



30 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

The Two Hundred and Sixty-Sixth 

Adjourned Meeting of 

Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Thomasboro Presbyterian Church 
Charlotte, North Carolina 
July 14, 1970 

The Presbytery assembled at 1:00 P.M. on this date and 
place and was called to order by the Moderator, J. S. Russell, 
Jr., who led in prayer. 

Enrollment was taken and a quorum declared present. 
Those enrolled were: 

ENROLLMENT: 

THE ROLL 

Minislers: Joseph P. Arnold, Wayne R. Aughinbaugh, James P. 
Barksdale, Jr., J. Arthur Beard; Richard C. Brand, Jr., Thomas C. 
Bryan, Leonard H. Bullock, Frank H. Caldwell, James A. Cannon, 
Oliver W. Carmichael, Charles W. Coats, M. A. Cochrane, Jr., Roy W. 
Coker, Joseph F. Condro, Edward B. Cooper, W. B. H. Corkey, 
Kenneth P. Craig, Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., G. E. Dixon, William A. 
Dysard, Jr., James W. Eller, J. Brett Fenwick, John Frank Foy, Leigh- 
ton Ford, Taft A. Franklin, John M. Handley, Paul Douglas Heidt, A. 
Rudolph Hendricks, Glenn L. Hill, Fred C. Holder, Robert J. James, 
David B. Jenkins, Frank S. Jones, David C. Kennedy, Russell M. 
Kerr, Charles L. Kirby, Joseph Benjamin Kirkland, Jr., W. D. Kuenzli, 
John C. Laughlin, Neil C. Leach, William F. Long, John A. Luddy, Jr., 
T. W. MacLean, Fred R. McAlister, Jr., J. R. McAlpine, III, Robert S. 
Maclin, III, F. A. Mathes, Carl S. Miller, W. D. Morton, G. Curtis 
Moore, Zane M. Moore, Bob E. Murdock, Thomas J. Nash, III, F. B. 
O'Shields, Jr., Douglas L. Paulson, Eugene P. Poe, M. B. Prince, Jr., 
R. H. Ramey, Jr., Robert W. Rayburn, W. C. Rhodes, Jr., Henry S. 
Robinson, J. S. Russell, Jr., Friedrich Schilling, Jr., H. Howard Smith, 
Marshal L. Smith, William A. Stewart, Jr., J. W. Stork, E. Lee Stoffel, 
A. Leslie Thompson, W. W. Thrower, Franklin Toole, Jr., Robert 
Turner, J. E. Wayland, Sr., J. Ed Wayland, Jr., David E. Wilkinson, 
T. Duke Williams, Robert S. Woodson. 

Ministers Excused: T. W. Tucker, Marshal L. Smith, Paul A. 
Home, E. T. Thompson, Jr., Warner L. Hall, James N. Biggers, J. H. J. 
Vernon, Eldon D. Wadsworth, Joe E. Stowe, Robert S. Owens, Jr., John 
E. Smylie, James E. Ratchford, James E. Fogartie, Edward C. Wilson, 
C. F. Jacks, Jr., M. B. Prince, III. 

Ministers Unexcused: Charles E. S. Kraemer, W. G. Workman, 
Horace H. Hilton, Jr., H. Louis Patrick, Leonard W. Topping, Paul W. 
Beazley, A. Merrell Keith, J. Daniel Zeluff, Walter D. Clark, Edwin 
O. Byrd, Jr., James S. Mann, J. R. Kennedy, Jr., H. E. Stoessel, R. R. 
Love. 

Elders: James Sifford, Albemarle First; David L. Grier, Amay 
James; Edwin H. Kahler, Amity; Roy Snipes, Bethany; Samuel R. 
Kellam, Biscoe; Hart Graham, Caldwell Memorial; Harold D. Pratt, 
Central Steele Creek; A. T. Trimble, Jr., Charlotte First; W. M. Burch, 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 31 

Christ; Mrs. Harvey B. Hunter, Clanton Memorial; Lewis D. Berryhill, 
Commonwealth-Eastminster; R. B. McClure, Cook's Memorial; Mrs. 
Ernest B. Hunter, John C. Bradley, W. L. Capps, Covenant; D. R. 
McAskill, Ellerbe; Burns W. Stuart, Forest Hill; Mrs. A. K. Gregson, 
Hamlet; John W. Curnow, Hickory Grove; Joe L. Puckett, Sr., Hope- 
well; J. M. Dwyer, Huntersville; N. G. Killough, Indian Trail; D. J. 
Lamon, Johnston Memorial; Mrs. O. B. Cockran, Mallard Creek; C. O. 
McRae, Marks Creek; Mrs. M. R. Gibson, Marshville; Franklin McKay, 
Marston; J. William Russell, Matthews; J. R. Kistler, Sr., McGee; 
A. A. Clark, McQuay; Clarence B. Hoffman, Memorial; Benton T. 
Haithcock, Mt. Gilead; O. J. Miller. Myers Park; B. B. Prophet, Newell; 
R. Willis Cox, Paw Creek; Ralph Howell, Philadelphia; Albert D. 
Leopold, Plaza; Warren Drye, Pleasant Hill; J. W. Hattersley, Provi- 
dence; Harry Washam, Ramah; John W. Brawley, Robinson; Mrs. Max 
Garland, St. Giles; Bruce Gillander, St. John; Fred C. Cochrane, 
Sardis; Mrs. Ray L. Gardner, Seigle Avenue; Charles H. Wheatley, 
Selwyn Avenue; Wymon Griffin, Smallwood; Marcus E. Yandle, Steele 
Creek; G. D. Privette, Stephenson; David D. Jordon, Third; Ross 
Miller, Sr., Thomasboro; Charles E. Moore, Jr., Trinity; A. T. Russell, 
Troy; Garland Puckett, Wadesboro; T. R. Nisbet, Waxhaw; Paul M. 
Ranson, Westminster; John Hatcher, Westover Hills; W. T. Mc- 
Connell, Williams Memorial. 

Churches Excused: Norwood, Marks Creek, Marston, Badin, Mon- 
roe First, Quail Hollow. 

Churches Unexcused: Albemarle Road, Altan, Avondale, Banks, 
W. H. Belk, Benton Heights, Bethel, Bethlehem, Beulah, Camden, 
Candor, Carmel, Cornelius, East, First Union, Hawley Memorial, 
Indian Hill, Lee Park, Locust, Macedonia, McLean, Morven, Mt. 
Carmel, Mulberry, Norman, Oakboro, Pageland, Park Avenue, Pee 
Dee, Rehoboth, Ridgecrest, Rockingham, Rourk, St. Andrews, St. 
Paul, Salem, Sharon, Siler, Six Mile Creek, South Tryon, Star, Sugaw 
Creek, Turner, Unionville. 

Candidate Thomas B. Tyndall was presented by the Com- 
mittee on Pre-Ordination and preached a sermon from the 
text, Revelation 1:5, "The Faithful Witness of Christ." The 
motion prevailed that his sermon be sustained as satisfactory. 

The report of Presbytery's Council was presented by John 
M. Handley recommending adoption of the Docket and amend- 
ing the Provisional Manual (first reading) as follows: 

"WORLD MISSION COMMITTEE— A Committee com- 
posed of three ministers and three laymen, under "Evange- 
lizing the World" section of the Provisional Manual. This 
Committee shall function as the innovator and implement- 
or of the church's interest in world missions and Presby- 
tery's program growing out of such interests. It shall 
function in relationship with other committees having in- 
terests in missions." 

This report was adopted. 

THE DOCKET 

1. Opening Worship, Rev. J. S. Russell, Jr. 

2. Enrollment of Presbytery 

3. Report of Presbytery's Council, Rev. John M. Handley 



32 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

4. Standing Committees are: 

1. Attendance — J. Arthur Beard, W. D. Morton, E. D. Jackson and 
Harold McFayden 

2. Resolutions (Court Meetings Committee) Mr. Jack Butler 

5. Report of Committee on Arrangements, Rev. Leonard Bullock 

6. Communications 

7. Report of Commission on Minister and His Work — Rev. Robert 
James 

8. Report of Committee on Pre- Ordination, Rev. Oliver Carmichael 

9. Commissions to be Appointed 

10. Report of Commissioners to General Assembly, Rev. Frank 
Caldwell 

11. Report of Task Force — Re: Guidelines, Rev. Fred Holder 

12. Third and St. Paul Plan 

13. New Business 

14. Report of Committee on Attendance 

15. Report of Resolutions Committee 

16. Reading of Minutes 

17. Adjournment 

The Moderator announced that the Standing Committees 
which were appointed at the Stated Meeting will serve at this 
Adjourned Meeting. See Docket. 

Leonard H. Bullock, Host Pastor, presented the report of 
the Committee on Arrangements which was received as in- 
formation. 

Members of the Thomasboro Congregation were recogniz- 
ed and welcomed as visitors. 

The first communication presented by the Stated Clerk 
was a request for prayer for Mrs. Fred Turner, her husband 
and family, in the critical illness of Mrs. Turner. The Mod- 
erator requested A. Leslie Thompson to offer this prayer. 

The Minutes of the Commission to install Joe Pack Arnold 
as Associate Pastor of the Sardis Church were admitted 
to record. 

SERVICE OF INSTALLATION FOR JOSEPH PACK ARNOLD 
ASSOCIATE MINISTER, SARDIS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

JUNE 14. 1970 

The Commission met on June 14, 1970, at 10:30 A.M. at the Church. 
Commission members present were: Ministers: T. W. Tucker, Chair- 
man; C. Franklin Jacks, Henry S. Robinson, and Joseph S. Harvard, 
III. Ruling Elders; Charles A. Moss, Elmer F. Smith, and Robert B. 
Pharr. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by Joseph 
S. Harvard, III. Henry S. Robinson was elected Secretary of the Com- 
mission. The Commission recessed for the Installation Service. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 33 

The Chairman presided. The Service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. Joseph S. Harvard, III read the Scrip- 
ture and T. W. Tucker had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by Joseph S. Harvard, III on the topic: 
"Limits and Possibilities", and the text was II Corinthians 4:7. 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the In- 
stallation Service. 

The Chairman propounded the Constitutional Questions to the 
Associate Minister, and these were answered in the affirmative. The 
Chairman then propounded the Constitutional Questions to the Sardis 
Congregation, and these were answered in the affirmative. The 
Members of the Commission then gave the new Associate Minister 
the right hand of fellowship. The Chairman then declared that Rev- 
erend Joseph Pack Arnold had been regularly elected and installed 
as Associate Minister of the Sardis Presbyterian Church. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by C. Franklin Jacks. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by Henry S. Robin- 
son. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Associate Minister pro- 
nounced the benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by Henry S. Robinson. 

Henry S. Robinson 
Secretary 

The Certificate of Dismissal of Candidate David H. Bow- 
man from Northeast Presbytery of Florida, UPCUSA Church, 
was received and he was enrolled as a Candidate. 

A letter of reply from Mayor John M. Belk in reply to 
the communication sent to all governmental authorities at the 
last Stated Meeting, regarding conditions in the Community, 
was read by the Moderator. 

A communication from the Ad Interim Committee on 
Restructuring Synod's and Presbyteries was presented and it 
was referred to Presbytery's Committee on Strategy and Re- 
search. 

A communication from Synod requesting Presbytery to 
appoint a Commission for the purpose of working out all 
matters regarding Restructure of Presbyteries in the Synod 
was answered by motion which prevailed which would in- 
struct the Moderator and the Chairman of the Personnel Com- 
mittee to nominate the members of said Commission. 

The report of the Chairman of the Personnel Committee 
and the Moderator was presented nominating the following 
as a Commission on Presbyteries Boundaries to act with Com- 
missions from other Presbyteries in the Synod. This report 
was adopted. 



34 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

COMMISSION ON BOUNDARIES 

Ministers 

Robert Turner, Chairman 
Frank H. Caldwell 
Joe E. Stowe 
James E. Forgartie 

Ruling Elders 

Joseph W. Grier (Charlotte First) 
Leonard Mabry (Albemarle First) 
S. B. McGuirt (Hamlet First) 
G. Don Davidson (Covenant) 

Acting upon a recommendation in the Synod's Inter- 
Church Committee's report to Synod, the motion prevailed 
requesting Presbytery's Council to appoint a representative to 
Synod's Committee. 

The motion prevailed to move up the item in the Docket 
regarding the Merger of St. Paul and Third Churches for con- 
sideration at this time. 

The Plan of Merger having been distributed to all Min- 
isters and representatives at this meeting of the Court was not 
read, but opportunity was given for questions. The Plan was 
unanimously approved and is as follows: 

Plan of Merger 

THIRD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

and 

SAINT PAUL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

I. Mission of the merged church: 

The mission of the merged church will be as with all Presby- 
terian Churches. 1 "The Church with its ordinances, officers, and 
courts, is the agency of Christ which he has ordained for the edifica- 
tion of his people, for the propagation of the Christian faith and for 
the evangelization of the world." 

Our problem, at Third Presbyterian Church and St. Paul Pres- 
terian Church, is how to best, most efficiently and most effectively 
carry out the tremendous charge and responsibility outlined above. 
We are living in an age of rapid change, of turmoil and uncertainty 
about the future. Neighborhoods evaporate overnight. Transients come 
and go seemingly as the weather changes. 

St. Paul Presbyterian Church presently sits in a neighborhood 
that has dwindled., was divided by a major road and has been usurped 
by encroaching commercialism. The ministry of St. Paul Church has 
been made more difficult by these physical interruptions of Her 
church community. Although managed by a strong group of dedicated 
Christian officers, the congregation has also dwindled in accordance 
with the physical limitations described hereon. St. Paul Presbyterian 
Church has been blessed with dedicated Christians in every phase of 
church life, the church school, the Session, the Diaconate, the Pastor- 
ate, the choir and the staff and has much to offer, as a unit, to the 
fulfillment of Christ's mission for His Church. 



1 THE BOOK OF CHURCH ORDER, page 22, p. 1-1 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 35 

Third Presbyterian Church, however, is located in a develop- 
ing, growing and vibrant community. With the completion of a new 
Sanctuary and Sunday School addition, with rapid rise in membership 
and community, responsibility has also been handicapped by the 
overwhelming job of keeping pace, with staffing, with financing, and 
with ministering to the needs of the area. It should be with open arms 
that Third Presbyterian Church welcome into union, by merger, all 
that St. Paul Presbyterian Church has to offer to fulfill and comple- 
ment Christ's mission here on Earth. Likewise it is with Christian 
love and a sense of fulfillment that the Congregation, Officers and 
Staff of St. Paul Presbyterian Church should join with Third Presby- 
terian Church in effectively administering to the needs of Christ's 
Community. 

United together, St. Paul Presbyterian Church and Third 
Presbyterian Church would represent a strong and deep impression 
of the Christian Faith. United together, our two churches will be more 
effective and better able to carry out our commission from Christ. 

II. The name and address of the merged church will be: 
THIRD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
4019 Central Avenue 
Charlotte, N. C. 28205 

III. Officers — Session 

Third Presbyterian Church currently has 18 elected elders. St. 
Paul Presbyterian Church currently has 11 elected elders. The terms 
of office for the elders of Third Presbyterian Church are from June 
to May on a church calendar basis and the terms of office for the 
elders of St. Paul Presbyterian Church are from January to Decem- 
ber on a calendar year basis. It is therefore recommended that the 
terms of office for the elders of St. Paul Presbyterian Church be ex- 
tended to conform to the respective terms of office of the members of 
the Session of Third Presbyterian Church and both groups be merged 
totally. This would raise the immediate size of the Session to 29 
members. However, it is further recommended that as each class 
expires in office only seven vacancies shall occur, until such times 
as the total number authorized on the Session is 21. It is further 
recommended that the Sessional Committee be re-appointed within 
60 days of the effective date of the completed merger. 

It is further recommended that while the Session is at strength 
over twenty one members, no special elections shall be held to fill 
vancancies that occur due to normal attrition, i. e. moving, resigna- 
tion, death, etc. 

It is further recommended that whoever is Clerk of the Session 
at Third Presbyterian Church at the time of the merger remain in 
office. 

IV. Officers — Diaconate 

Third Presbyterian Church currently has 21 deacons in office. 
St. Paul Presbyterian Church currently has 11 deacons in office. The 
terms of office for the diaconate at Third Presbyterian Church are 
from June to May on a church calendar basis and the terms of office 
for the diaconate of St. Paul Presbyterian Church are from January to 
December on a calendar year basis. It is therefore recommended that 
the terms of office for the diaconate of St. Paul Presbyterian Church 
be extended to conform to the respective terms of office of the diacon- 
ate of Third Presbyterian Church and that both boards be merged 
totally. This would raise the immediate size of the diaconate of the 
merged church to 32 members. However, it is further recommended 
that as each class expires in office, only eight vacancies shall occur 
until such time as the total number authorized on the diaconate is 24 
members. 



36 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

It is further recommended that while the diaconate is at 
strength over 24 members, no special elections shall be held to fill 
vancancies that occur due to normal attrition, i.e. moving, resignation, 
death, etc. 

It is further cerommended that whoever is Chairman of the 
Diaconate at Third Presbyterian Church shall remain as Chairman of 
the Diaconate of the merged church for the remainder of his normal 
term of office as chairman and that the chairman of the Diaconate of 
St. Paul Presbyterian Church serve the Diaconate of the merged 
church in a special capacity as assistant chairman for a period of one 
year or the remainder of his current term of office, whichever is less. 

All other officers, vice-chairmen, secretaries, treasurers, fi- 
nancial secretaries and recording secretaries, et al., will serve jointly 
for a period of 90 days after which the merged board will then re- 
organize all positions within itself, excepting the chairman and assist- 
ant chairman. 

It is noted that the treasurer of St. Paul Presbyterian Church 
is not a current member of the board of deacons at St. Paul Presby- 
terian Church, but will maintain his position in parallel fashion as 
mentioned above until such time as complete transfer of the books and 
accounts is effected, 90 days, or however the newly constituted diacon- 
ate shall decide after reorganization. Remuneration for the treasurer at 
St. Paul Presbyterian Church will be continued in like amount, 
$5.00 per week, by the merged church until such time as the afore- 
mentioned action by the reorganized diaconate is taken. 

It is also noted that upon 60 days passing the effective date of 
the merger, no funds shall be expended by the treasurer of the then 
previous St. Paul Presbyterian Church except by permission of the 
merged church diaconate or Session. 

V. Trustees 

It is recommended that the trustees of each church be merged 
into one group to hold joint title to all property. Vacancies occurring 
due to attrition will not be filled unless the number of trustees falls 
below three, that being the permanent size and number of the board 
of trustees. 

VI. Men of the Church 

St. Paul Presbyterian Church has an average of approximately 
17 men attending monthly meetings. Third Presbyterian Church has 
approximately 20 to 25 average attendance. It is recommended that 
both groups be merged totally and reorganization at their first meet- 
ing following the effective date of the merger. 

VII. Women of the Church 
St. Paul Presbyterian Church has approximately 40 women at- 
tending circles. Third Presbyterian Church has approximately 90 
women attending circles. Circles could be merged on a convenient 
schedule according to meeting time, age, common interest, etc. Both 
councils would initially meet and operate simultaneously until such 
time as the officers call for an election of a single council. 

VIII. Scouting Program 

The Scouting Program at St. Paul Presbyterian Church would 
be absorbed into Third Presbyterian Church's Troop 158 and operate 
as one troop. Current officers can fill vacant staff and advisory- 
positions. Boys from the St. Paul Church neighborhood would be 
assisted in transportation arrangements. 

IX. The Church School 

The Church School will be reorganized. All available teachers 
will be assigned as best fits with their desires and the overall plan. 
The organizational structure of the Church School is as follows: 
1. Pre-school group 
0-Crib 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 37 

2 year olds (and toddlers from crib class) 

3 year olds 

4 year olds 

5 year olds 

2. Elementary — 1st grade through 6th grade into six groups. 

3. Juniors and Seniors organize into four groups, if needed, 
according to age and size of group. 

4. Adults 

(1) Men and Women's Bible Class (Uniform Lesson Series) 

(2) Gleaners (Ladies Class, CLC) 

(3) Men's Bible Class (CLC) 

(4) Westminster Couples Class (CLC) 

(5) Ambassador Couples Class (CLC) 

(6) Trinity Couples Class (CLC) 

5. Catechism Class — using both catechisms — Miss Nannie Jami- 
son from St. Paul Presbyterian Church will be appointed to 
lead this class with an assistant teacher appointed from the 
Third Presbyterian Church congregation. 

6. Art Class — The art class of the St. Paul Presbyterian Church 
will be reorganized after the elementary classes are stabiliz- 
ed. 

7. The Strengthening Committee of the present congregations 
will meet jointly and appoint division chairmen to represent 
and coordinate the merged Church School groups as follows: 

(1) Pre-school 

(2) Elementary 

(3) Youth 

(4) Adults 

8. Space for expanded classes has been studied extensively by 
the committee and it has found adequate space for a total 
infusion of all the regular attenders of St. Paul Presbyterian 
Church School with the regular attenders of Third Presby- 
terian Church School. Of course maximum utilization of all 
facilities would be made necessary by a total mixing of the 
Church School groups, but practicality and reality do not 
make the likelihood of total utilization necessary, however 
desirable. Notes are on file with the merger committee's 
reports detailing maximum use of present facilities. 

9. Church School Officers of both congregations will continue 
to serve jointly through the remaining of the first church 
year after merger has been effected, their offices being 
terminated by appointment of new officers with the be- 
ginning of the new Church School year. 

X. Pastoral Assignments and Call 

The Congregation of the merged Third Presbyterian Church 
and St. Paul Presbyterian Church, hereinafter referred to as Third 
Presbyterian Church, calls the Reverend Edwin O. Byrd, Jr. as Senior 
Pastor at an annual salary of $7,500.00. The Rev. Edwin O. Byrd, Jr.,'s 
car and housing allowances, and other benefits as presently provided 
by Third Presbyterian Church will remain in effect. 

The Congregation of the merged Third Presbyterian Church 
and St. Paul Presbyterian Church, hereinafter referred to as Third 
Presbyterian Church, calls the Reverend James P. Barksdale as Asso- 
ciate Pastor as an annual salary of $6,960.00. The Reverend James P. 
Barksdale's arrangements for housing and other benefits as presently 



38 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

provided by St. Paul Presbyterian Church will remain in effect with 
the merged church. 

The work of the two ministers, Rev. Edwin O. Byrd, Jr. and 
Rev. James P. Barksdale, will be divided in several ways in order 
to obtain maximum effectiveness. Each pastor will work with specific 
areas of responsibility with regard to Sessional Committees. Rev. 
James P. Barksdale will work with and be responsible for the Service 
Committee, Commitment Committee and Strengthening Committee, 
wtih special emphasis toward strengthening the adult work of the 
Church School Program. Rev. Edwin O. Byrd, Jr. will work with and 
be responsible for the Worship Committee and the Witness Committee. 

Hospital Visitation: The ministers will alternate and rotate 
a schedule of hospital visitation. 

Membership Visitation: The ministers will each begin a pro- 
gram of visitation with the following special emphasis: Rev. Edwin 
O. Byrd, Jr. will attempt to visit the homes of the previous St. Paul 
Presbyterian Church congregation and the Rev. James P. Barksdale 
will attempt to visit all the homes of the previous Third Presbyterian 
Church congregation. 

Counseling: Both ministers will be available for counseling. The 
person desiring counseling will make the choice of which minister 
is desired for counseling. 

Weddings, Funerals, Baptism: These services and functions 
will be shared by the ministers according to a schedule or as desired 
and preferred by individuals requesting the services. 

Communion Service: Both ministers will share in and work 
together in observance of Communion. 

Worship Service: Both ministers will share in and work to- 
gether in the worship services. 

Preaching: Rev. Edwin O. Byrd, Jr., as Senior minister, will be 
responsible for preaching. Rev. James P. Barksdale will share preach- 
ing assignments at least once per month. The ministers will work to- 
ward providing two services each Sunday. 

XI. Director of Christian Education 

Mrs. Thomas O. Brawley, III, current Director of Christian 
Education at Third Presbyterian Church, shall be retained in full 
capacity as Director of Christian Education of the merged church at 
an annual salary of $5,760.00 and other benefits as presently provided 
by Third Presbyterian Church. 

XII. Secretary 

Mrs. Leland Ballard, current secretary at Third Presbyterian 
Church, shall be retained as a full time secretary for the merged 
church as a salary of $3,900.00 per year and other benefits as presently 
provided by Third Presbyterian Church. 

XIII. Secretary, part-time 

Mrs. Ed Stephenson, current part-time secretary at St. Paul 
Presbyterian Church be retained as a part-time secretary for the 
merged church at an annual salary of $1,404.00. 

XIX. Maintenance Manager 

It is recommended that a new position of "Maintenance Man- 
ager" be created and Mr. W. R. Kiker employed in that position at an 
annual salary of $1,200. Mr. Kiker shall be granted the chief responsi- 
bility of overseeing the property of the church. In accordance with 
these responsibilities, the maintenance manager shall be responsible 
for minor engineering, maintenance of buildings and directing the 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 39 

work of the Sexton. The maintenance manager will report directly to 
the chairman of the Diaconate and work with the assistance of the 
chairman of the property committee of the Diaconate. 

XX. Sexton 

It is recommended that Mr. Clarence Barnes be retained as 
Sexton at an annual salary of $2,748.00 and other benefits as presently 
provided by Third Presbyterian Church. 

XXI. Choir Director 

It is recommended that a choir director be employed at an 
annual salary of $2,200.00. The choir director shall be responsible for 
expanding the music program to include the regular Sunday morning 
worship service (adult or Chapel Choir), a youth or teen choir, a 
cherub choir, etc. The choir director shall be responsible for providing 
music for special church services, family night supper, men's club, 
etc. The choir director will maintain the music library of the Church. 
Church facilities will be available to the choir director for use in 
giving music lessons. 

XXII. Organist 

It is recommended that Mrs. R. N. Kennedy be employed as 
Organist at an annual salary of $1,800.00. The organist will be re- 
quired to attend rehearsals at the direction of the choir director and 
assist in the music program wherever possible. The organist will al- 
so be allowed to use the Church facilities to give music lessons. 

XXIII. Use and/or disposal of Property 

It is recommended that the merged church use the present 
sanctuary and church school buildings of Third Presbyterian Church, 
located at 4019 Central Avenue, for all purposes necessary and con- 
venient to carry the physical and space requirements of the merged 
church. 

It is recommended that the sanctuary and church school build- 
ings of the St. Paul Presbyterian Church, located at 2300 McClintock 
Road, be sold for the best possible price by those invested with such 
authority. The funds realized from the sale thereof will be dealt 
with in a subsequent section of this document. 

It is recommended that the title of the manse presently owned 
by St. Paul Presbyterian Church be transferred debt fee to Third 
Presbyterian Church as soon as merger of St. Paul Presbyterian 
Church is effected. In accordance with paragraph X. of this document, 
the manse will continue to be used as the residence for Rev. James P. 
Barksdale for as long as Rev. James P. Barksdale remains on the 
staff of the merged church as associate pastor, or unless the Session, 
Diaconate and Congregation of the merged church chooses to make 
other arrangements at a later date, i.e., paying housing allowance, etc. 

It is recommended that the Pipe Organ presently located at 
St. Paul Presbyterian Church be moved and installed in the sanctuary 
of Third Presbyterian Church as soon as feasible after the effective 
date of the merger. 

It is recommended that all portable or moveable property of 
St. Paul Presbyterian Church that can or will be used at the location 
of Third Presbyterian Church be physically moved at time of merger 
and the balance or unusable portions of the property either be stored, 
sold or given to some charitable cause within accordance with the 
wishes of the Session and Diaconate of the merged church. 

XXIV. Use of Funds Derived from Sale of St. Paul Presbyterian 

Church 

It is recommended that the funds derived from the sale of the 



40 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

St. Paul Presbyterian Church property be disposed of in the following 
manner: 

1. The first 10% of the net amount be used for scholarships 

a. 5% to St. Andrews College 

b. 5% to Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia 

2. Approximately 20%, or up to $22,000.00, be used to move 
the necessary items, (organ, furniture, etc.) from St. Paul 
Presbyterian Church to Third Presbyterian Church and to 
make any necessary repairs or physical adjustments neces- 
sary to Third Presbyterian Church Property caused by the 
move. 

3. The balance of the net amount realized from the sale of 
the St. Paul Presbyterian Church Property will be used to 
create The St. Paul Trust Fund with the following pro- 
visions: 

(1) The principal to be deposited in a bank (or other fi- 
nancial institution) at the highest rate of interest or 
return obtainable. 

(2) The revenue from the St. Paul Trust Fund will be ad- 
ministered by two persons appointed by the Session of 
the merged church, one of whom must be an active and 
current member of the Session. These persons will be 
titled as "Trustees of the St. Paul Trust Fund." The 
terms of the trustees shall be indifinite in length ex- 
cepting that if the active Elder's term shall expire from 
the Session, that person must be replaced by an active 
and current Elder from the Session. (Resignation is 
automatic). Trustees may be replaced by the Session at 
any time or terminated from office for any reason sup- 
ported by a % vote of the Session at a regular or called 
meeting of the Session, all members having been 
properly notified and the reason stated openly in the 
presence of that trustee being terminated or replaced 
or by an official communication signed and verified by 
the Clerk of the Session and the Moderator. 

(3) The recommendations for use of the revenue from the 
St. Paul Trust Fund shall be entrusted to the Service 
Committee of the Session (or its counterpart should 
there be organizational or structural changes) and the 
trustees of the St. Paul Trust Fund will abide by the 
policies set by this committee insofar as economically 
feasible and within keeping of the general policy of 
the Session of the merged church. The Service Com- 
mittee may be overruled on a decision to dispense funds 
available from the St. Paul Trust Fund only by a % 
majority vote of the full Session at a legally called 
meeting. 

(4) Policy for use of funds from the St. Paul Trust Fund 

a. The relief of human misery and suffering 

b. Educational aid 

c. Medical aid 

d. Church workshops and training 

e. Charitable relief 

(5) The Right of Invasion of Principal 

a. There will be no right of any group, body, individual 
or organization to invade or withdraw any of the 
principal of the St. Paul Trust Fund for a period of 
Ten (10) years after the formal creation of the fund. 

b. After the first ten (10) years of the fund's operations, 
Third Presbyterian Church, upon concurrent action of 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 41 

the Session and Diaconate will be allowed to invade 
or withdraw principal for the purpose of making loans 
to Third Presbyterian Church for whatever con- 
tingency might arise provided that a definite schedule 
of repayment with interest equal to that of the cur- 
rent earning power of the trust at the time of the 
loan be agreed upon by the trustees of the fund, the 
Service Committee of the Session and the general 
approval of the Session of the Third Presbyterian 
Church. 

c. After twenty years have passed from the date of the 
creation of the fund, the right to invade the principal 
will not be restricted other than as concurrently ap- 
proved by the Session, Diaconate and Congregation of 
the merged church. 

(6) If, at any time, Third Presbyterian Church ceases to 
exist, by dissolution, transition, etc., then the St. Paul 
Trust Fund shall also be dissolved and the assets be 
transferred to Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, 
Virginia for the expressed purpose of establishing 
scholarships for needy (financially disadvantaged) min- 
isterial students. 

XXV. Ratification 

This document being the work of a joint committee of repre- 
sentatives appointed by the Sessions of St. Paul Presbyterian Church 
and Third Presbyterian Church is hereby submitted as our conclusive 
recommendation as to the proper and most desirable approach to 
merger of the two Congregations to the greater glory of our Lord, 
Jesus Christ. The committee is not presumptious enough to think 
that the answers to all questions are contained herein, but we do 
sincerely believe that this provides the framework by which we can 
unite into one strong congregation. The committee, therefore, strong- 
ly recommends approval and ratification of this document with the 
prayer that God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit will guide us to the 
correct response. 

RATIFIED RATIFIED 

THIRD PRESBYTERIAN ST. PAUL PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH CHURCH 

Date: June 28, 1970 Date: June 28, 1970 

By: Edwin O. Byrd, Jr. By: James P. Barksdale, Jr. 

(Moderator) (Moderator) 

By: Halstead V. Owens By: Edd W. DeArmon, Jr. 

(Clerk) (Clerk) 

Vote: Vole 

158 for 139 Opposed 81 For 24 Opposed 

Vote made unanimous by the 
Congregation after vote was 
taken. 

Edwin O. Byrd, Jr. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. The Congregations of St. Paul and Third Churches in duly con- 
stituted meeting on Sunday, June 28, 1970, voted to petition Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery to unite the two congregations into one Church 
under the terms of the "Proposed Plan for Merger". The Strategy 
and Research Committee and Presbytery's Council join us in the 
recommendation for consolidation according to the plans submitted. 



42 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

2. That the following Commission be appointed to unite the St. Paul 
and Third Churches on Sunday, August 2, 1970, at 11:00 A.M., the 
service to be held at the Third Presbyterian Church: 

Ministers 

J. Cecil Lawrence, Chairman, and to Moderate the Organizational 
Meeting. 

John M. Handley 

Zane M. Moore — To preach the sermon. 

Robert Woodson 

W. D. Kuenzli 

Ruling Elders 

David G. Kimbrell 
Mrs. Ray Gardner 
Joseph W. Grier, Jr. 
Robert F. Stokes 
Harvey W. Johnston, M.D. 
Randolph Norton 

The report of the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work was presented by the Chairman, Robert J. James, stating 
that it had found the Calls for the pastoral services of the 
Biscoe Church for the services, of David H. Bowman as Pastor, 
and of the Thomasboro Church for the services of Thomas B. 
Tyndall as Assistant Pastor were found to be in order. The 
calls for these brethren, as well as for J. Arthur Beard as Asso- 
ciate Pastor of the Westminster Church, are as follows: 



Report Of 

The Commission On The Minister And His Work 

Presbytery Of Mecklenburg 

July 14, 1970 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work recommends the 
approval of Calls of Mr. David H. Bowman to Biscoe, Mr. Thomas 
Balcom Tyndall to the Thomasboro Church as Assistant Minister, 
and to Rev. J. Arthur Beard as Associate Minister of the Westmin- 
ster Church: 

The terms of the Calls are as follow: 

1. David H. Bowman, Biscoe 
$6,300.00 Salary 

$600.00 per year car allowance 

up to $400.00 per year utilities 

Hospital and major medical insurance for minister and family 

One month vacation 

Manse 

Moving costs from Richmond to Biscoe 

10% Annuity. 

2. Thomas Balcom Tyndall, Thomasboro, Assistant Minister 
$6,300.00 Salary 

Manse expense to be paid directly by the church 
Manse utilities to be paid directly by the church 
Automobile allowance of $720.00 
Minister's portion of the Ministers' Annuity Fund 
Major medical insurance for Minister and his family 
Four weeks of vacation annually and moving expenses. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 43 

3. J. Arthur Beard, Westminster, Associate Minister 
Salary $7,200.00 
Automobile Allowance $900.00 
Rental Allowance $2,400.00 
10% Ministers' Annuity Fund 
Moving Expenses 

Full hospitalization for Minister and his Family 
One month vacation. 

J. Arthur Beard requested that the pastoral relations be- 
tween himself and the Marshville and New Salem Churches 
be dissolved as of July 31, 1970 in order that he might accept 
a Call as Associate Pastor of the Westminster Church, this 
Call having been found in order. The Marshville and New 
Salem Churches, through their representatives were heard, 
concurring in the request for the dissolution of J. Arthur 
Beard's pastoral relation. Mr. Beard's request was granted 
and the fo 1 lowing Commission was appointed to install him as 
Associate Pastor of the Westminster Church: 



Commission Appointed By Mecklenburg Presbytery To Install 

Reverend J. Arthur Beard As Associate Pastor Of The 

Westminster Presbyterian Church 

On Sunday, September 13, 1970 At 11 A.M. 

Ministers: 

Eugene P. Poe, Chairman — To preside and propound the Constitu- 
tional Questions. 

Carl S. Miller — To preach the Sermon. 

J. Cecil Lawrence — To deliver the Charge to the Associate Pastor. 

Robert J. James — To deliver the Charge to the Congregation. 

Ruling Elders: 

Mrs. Ralph Gibson (Marshville) 
W. Hill Smith (Westminster) 
C. Carson Duncan (Westminster) 
W. J. Williamson, Jr. (Westminster) 
H. H. Everett 

A report of the Commissioners to the General Assembly 
was presented by the Chairman of the Commissioners, Frank H. 
Caldwell. This report was received as information and the 
Commissioners were commended for their diligence. The fol- 
lowing recommendations were adopted: 

Resolutions to Mecklenburg Presbytery 
RESOLVED: 

1. That Presbytery's Council schedule a special meeting of Presbytery 
in the evening to consider the matter of the restructuring of the 
boundaries of Synods in order that Presbytery's docket not be 
crowded and in order that laymen may attend. 

2. That the Stated Clerk be requested to make arrangements for this 
presentation and to invite the Ad Interim Committee representa- 
tives for this occasion, and 



44 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

3. That this presentation be open to the general membership of the 
church and pastors be urged to give maximum publicity to the 
presentation. 

RESOLVED: That, in accordance with the permissive action of the 
110th General Assembly, Presbytery direct its Personnel Committee, 
when nominating Commissioners to the 111th Assembly, to nominate 
two Presbytery youth delegates between the ages of 16 and 25, one 
of whom may be elected principal and one or more as alternates to 
attend the 111th General Assembly from this Presbytery. 

RESOLVED: That Presbytery, in accordance with the action of the 
110th General Assembly, urge Sessions, Ministers and other indi- 
viduals and groups to give careful study to "The Plan of Union" of 
the proposed "Church of Christ Uniting", primarily for its educational 
value and suggestive guidance on the nature and mission of the church 
in the world today. 

The Court recessed for 15 Minutes. 

The Court reassembled and heard a report of the Task 
Force appointed to prepare Guidelines in the School Crisis 
presented by Fred C. Holder. 

The preamble of the report was received and the paper 
was referred to the Sessions of all churches for study and 
availability to members of the churches seeking guidance and 
the following Suggestions for Action were adopted: 

In the study of the current school crisis one thing becomes clear 
and paramount: The current school crisis is crucial in the maintenance 
of the fabric of our community. 

It is unfortunate that extreme attitudes and dogmatic positions 
accompanied by volatility of feeling have served to polarize the 
community. The entire community has been intimidated by massive 
power movements that can ultimately destroy comparatively sound 
community relations. 

Churchmen need to be aware of divisive forces at work in the 
community which can lead only to more separation and alienation 
that can succeed only in dividing people. We can ill afford a com- 
munity divided and hostile. We do not speak out of fear of violence 
but we speak out of positive concern for our community's future. 

Churchmen need also to be aware that this is a time that calls 
for leadership, commitment and courage. Instead of waiting until 
crises develop to pick up the pieces churchmen should be putting 
out flames of passion, cooling belligerent oratory, and calling for 
responsible reaction to constituted authority. We should all remind 
ourselves that the issue will be settled in the courts. 

Churchmen are called upon to get the facts, to look honestly 
at what the alternatives are, and face reality as it exists today. More- 
over, churchmen are called upon to invest confidence in the judicial 
area where the issue will be decided and recognize that the courts 
must interpret and implement sometimes that which we as citizens 
will not responsibly do. So much has been said since 1954 about how 
to get around the law and so little has been said about how to obey 
and implement the law. 

Of all people churchmen should not under estimate the situation. 
Rather our Christian sensitivity should lead us to see the dangers 
facing our community in polarization, separation, hostility, emotional- 
ism, and racism that rob us of a sense of community. For simple 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 45 

survival, to say nothing of a Christian's logical response, we should 
begin now to call all people of our community together to support 
whatever plans are approved so that our public schools may flourish 
and our community be saved from disintegration. 

Moreover, churchmen should be aware that the use of church 
facilities for private schools as protest to desegration and in apparent 
effort to circumvent the law does not serve the best interests of 
students, the public school system, the community, and even the 
church itself. 

Finally, it is acknowledged that this is a very complex situation. 
There are no simple answers. But the Presbytery owes it to the 
churches to express itself so that those who look to Presbytery for 
guidance may find it. Presbytery has a leadership role in the com- 
munity and these times call for real leadership if the fabric of our 
community is to be preserved. 



GUIDELINES TO THE CHURCHES OF 
MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

We believe that it is the duty of the Presbytery to counsel with 
the churches on the duty and responsibility of Christians in situations 
like the public school crisis facing our community; 

We believe that all of our citizens, black and white, are entitled 
to the full enjoyment of the rights and privileges of citizenship, in- 
cluding the right to a good education; and that most black children 
in our community have not received such education; 

We believe that it is the Christian duty of each of us to search 
his own conscience to discover ways and means to unify all of our 
people and to make the benefits of citizenship available to all persons, 
black and white; 

We believe that each of us has the right and obligation to examine 
any specific cause or measure to determine whether it offers an 
appropriate means for the accomplishment of the goals of more 
equal education and of full citizenship privileges for all persons; 

We believe that such examination should be based upon a calm 
and careful study of the best information available to us and not upon 
reckless speculation, rumor and prejudice; 

We believe that we have the right and obligation, politically and 
legally, to oppose measures which we do not deem appropriate 
for the accomplishment of these goals, but that such right does not 
include the right to disobey or to encourage disrepect for our 
own laws and lawful authority; 

We believe that we should have charity toward those with whom 
we sincerely differ concerning the school crisis and other contro- 
versial matters. 

We believe, finally, that Christians should exercise leadership 
in seeking means in our society to extend opportunity to others 
and to promote racial unity; 

Therefore, the Presbytery is in support of a plan which would provide 
full educational benefits to all children and offers its moral support 
to our courts and elected bodies as they seek finally to resolve that 
plan. The Presbytery further urges its churches to do everything in 
their power to make any such plan work for both races, to seek to 
correct any flaws as they may arise, and to live with it in so far as 
possible in a spirit of Christian co-operation and brotherhood. 



46 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

SUGGESTIONS FOR ACTION 

1. Presbytery convey to each Session these Guidelines and suggestions 
for its prompt consideration. 

2. Churches be reminded that we are Christ's reconciling force in 
the world. 

3. Presbytery set up an information source on facts and resources, or 
advise churches on these sources existing otherwise. 

4. Sessions initiate programs within the churches to inform members 
on facts and seriousness of this crisis and the consequences of al- 
ternatives. 

5. Sessions initiate dialogue with black leaders and schools involved 
to give congregations better understanding of what the blacks and 
whites feel and how they can be reconciled. 

6. Sessions encourage volunteers from the congregations to aid PTA's 
and school staffs in the implementation of any desegregation plan 
by tutoring, visiting, driving, conducting field trips, or other con- 
structive activities. 

William A. Stewart, Jr. made the following recommenda- 
tions which were adopted: 

Mecklenburg Presbytery recognizes that each elected public of- 
ficial or candidate for public office is or shall be under oath to obey 
and to enforce the decisions of the judicial courts of federal and 
state governments. 

We encourage each elected public official and candidate for public 
office to honor and to implement such decisions, even if he does not 
personally agree. 

We urge each member of Mecklenburg Presbytery to exercise 
fairness of judgment by not penalizing by opinion or by vote any 
official or candidate who acts to uphold such Court decisions, even if 
the member may disagree with the Court decision. 

That this be sent to the Sessions. 

That it be published in the Mecklenburg Presbyterian. 

The following motion by John M. Handley prevailed: That 
the Task Force on the School Crisis be continued as a resource 
group until the September Meeting with the understanding 
that it be free to address other communications to Presbytery 
as it sees fit. 

The Court was led in fervent prayer for our Community 
in this time of crisis by James P. Barksdale, Jr. 

Candidate David H. Bowman preached a sermon from 
Matthew 4:4ff on the theme, "Lessons From the Temptations 
of Jesus." This sermon was sustained as satisfactory. 

The Committee on Pre-Ordination and Examinations pre- 
sented Candidates Thomas B. Tyndall and David H. Bowman 
for examination for Ordination to the Gospel Ministry. This 
Committee reported that it had examined and approved all 
written parts of the trial for examination of the Candidates 
and found them satisfactory. The examination proceeded in 
compliance with the Book of Church Order. The examinations 
in part and as a whole were sustained as satisfactory and the 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 47 

motion prevailed that the Candidates be approved for Ordina- 
tion and Commissions appointed to Ordain and Install them. 

The Calls for the Biscoe Church for David H. Bowman as 
Pastor and the Thomasboro Church for Thomas B. Tyndall as 
Assistant Pastor were placed in their hands and accepted. The 
Following Commissions were appointed to Ordain and Install 
these Candidates: 



Commission Appointed By Mecklenburg Presbytery 

To Ordain And Install David H. Bowman As Pastor Of The 

Biscoe Presbyterian Church On Sunday, August 9, 1970 At 7:30 P.M. 

Ministers: 

J. Cecial Lawrence, Chairman — To preside and propound the 
Constitutional Questions. 

James Appleby — To preach the Sermon. 

James S. Mann — To deliver the Charge to the Pastor. 

J. Rissmiller. 

Robert Turner (Alternate). 

Ruling Elders: 

Decatur Jones — To deliver the Charge to the Congregation. 
Oscar Stevens. 
Charlie Miller. 
Horace McCall (Troy). 

P. S. Dr. James Appleby and Reverend J. Rissmiller to be invited by 
Presbytery to participate in the Service. 

Commission Appointed By Mecklenburg Presbytery To Ordain And 

Install Thomas B. Tyndall As Assistant Pastor Of 

The Thomasboro Presbyterian Church 

On Sunday, July 19, 1970 At 7:30 P.M. 

Ministers: 

Reverend Leonard H. Bullock, Chairman — To preside and pro- 
pound the Constitutional Questions. 

Dr. R. W. Cousar — To preach the Sermon. 

Reverend Eldon D. Wadsworth — To deliver the Charge to the 
Assistant Pastor. 

Reverend Wayne R. Aughinbaugh — To deliver the Charge to the 
Congregation. 

Ruling Elders: 

Evan Holyfield (Thomasboro) 
Angus R. Shaw, Jr. (Hopewell) 
James Painter (Paw Creek) 

P. S. Dr. R. W. Cousar to be invited by Presbytery to participate 
in the Service. 

As personal privilege, Mr. Paul Ranson of the Westminster 
Church and W. D. Kuenzli paid tribute to the worth and ef- 



48 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

fective ministry of Robest S. Woodson, retiring as Assistant 
Pastor of the Westminister Church. 

The report of the Committee on Attendance was presented 
by W. D. Morton and is incorporated in the Enrollment. 

The report of the Committee on Court Operations with 
Resolutions of thanks was presented by the Stated Clerk for 
the Chairman. 

Mecklenburg Presbytery expresses its appreciation to the Session 
and members of the Thomasboro Presbyterian Church for providing a 
comfortable, inspiring place of meeting and for all the gracious acts 
that have made us feel at home. 

We note with appreciation and encouragement the significant 
progress of the work of the ministry of this church as it goes forward 
in this community. We feel that it has been a special privilege to have 
met here at the time the first Assistant Pastor of this church is being 
received into the Presbytery. 

We trust that the fact of our meeting here, the manner in which 
the Lord's business as expressed through the Presbytery has been 
conducted, and the actions taken will be for this congregation an 
inspiration as they carry forward the witness committed to them. 

The Minutes were read, corrected, and adopted as read. 

It was voted to adjourn and adjournment followed prayer 
and the Benediction by the Moderator, J. S. Russell, Jr. 

Thomas C. Bryan J. Cecil Lawre nce_ 

Permanent Clerk, Pro-Tern Stated Clerk 

General Presbyter 






INDEX 
266th Stated Meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

May 26, 1970 

Page 

1. Directory of Mecklenburg Presbytery , 3-6 

2. Roll of Ministers and Candidates for the Ministry 7-10 

3. Organization of Presbytery 11 

4. Election of Moderator 11 

5. The Docket 11-12 

6. Enrollment of Presbytery 12-13 

7. Installation Services 14-18 

8. Appointment of Standing Committees 18 

9. Communications 18-19 

10. Report of Camping and Retreat Committee 19-20 

11. Report of Presbytery's Council 20 

12. Report of Committee on Pre-Ordination and Examinations 21 

13. Installation Commission Appointed 22 

14. Report of Strategy and Research Committee 22-23 

15. Report of Committee on Specialized Ministry 23-25 

16. Report of Committee on Court Operations 25 

17. Report of Commission on the Minister and His Work 26-27 

18. Report of Personnel Committee 27-28 

19. Report of Bills and Overtures Committee 28 

20. Report of Court Operations Committee (Resolutions) 29 

21. Place of Next Meeting 29 

22. Adjournment 29 

Adjourned Meeting 
July 14, 1970 

Page 

1. Organization of Presbytery 30 

2. Enrollment of Presbytery 30-31 

3. Report of Presbytery's Council 31 

4. The Docket 31-32 

5. Installation Service 32-33 

6. Commission on Boundaries 34 

7. Plan of Merger of St. Paul and Third Churches 34-42 

8. Report of the Commission on the Minister and His Work 42-43 

9. Installation Commission Appointed 43 

10. Resolutions Presented by Commissioners to the 

General Assembly 43-44 

11. Report of the Task Force on the School Crisis 44-46 

12. Report of the Pre-Ordination and Examination Committee 
Re-Examination of Candidates „ 46-47 

13. Installation Commissions Appointed , 47 

14. Report of the Court Operations Committee (Resolutions) 48 

15. Adjournment , 48 






MEETINGS OF PRESBYTERY 



YEAR 



PLACE OF MEETING 



April, ! 
July, : 
Sept, ] 


L955 
L955 
L955 


Monroe First Church 
Camp Stewart 
Sugaw Creek Church 


Jan., 
April, : 
July, 
Sept., 3 


L956 
L956 
L956 
L956 


Sharon Church 
Bethel Church 
Pleasant Hill Church 
Camp Stewart 


Jan., 
Apr., 
July, ] 
Sept., 3 


L957 
L957 
L957 
1957 


Selwyn Avenue 
Clanton Memorial 
Westminster 
Plaza 


Jan., 
April, ] 
July, 
Sept, ] 


L958 
1958 
L958 
L958 


Badin Church 
Philadelphia Church 
Central Steele Creek 
Camp Stewart 


Jan. ; 
April, : 
July, 3 
Sept., 3 


L959 
L959 
L959 
L959 


Biscoe Church 
Providence Church 
Westover Hills Church 
Paw Creek Church 


Jan., 
April, ! 
July, 
Sept, 3 


L960 
I960 
I960 
L960 


Charlotte First 
Amity Church 
Covenant Church 
Robinson Church 


Jan., 3 
April, 3 
July, 3 
Oct., 3 


L961 
L961 
L961 
L961 


Sardis Church 
Camp Stewart 
Trinity Church 
Covenant Church 


Jan., 
Apr., 3 
July, 
Oct. 3 


L962 
L962 

1962 
L962 


Steele Creek Church 
Hopewell Church 
Covenant Church 
Selwyn Avenue 


Jan. 3 
April, 3 
July, 3 
Oct. 3 


L963 
L963 
L963 
L963 


Myers Park 
Rockingham First 
Candor Church 
Westover Hills 


Jan. 
April, : 
July, 
Oct, 3 


L964 

1964 
L964 
L964 


Wilmore Church 
St. Giles Church 
Third Church 
Mulberry Church 


Jan., 
April, : 
July, 3 
Oct, 3 


L965 
L965 
L965 
L965 


Thomasboro Church 
Forest Hill Church 
Avondale Church 
Caldwell Memorial Church 


Jan., 
Apr., 3 
July, ] 
Oct., 3 


L966 
1966 
1966 
1966 


St. Giles Church 
Huntersville Church 
Sardis Church 
First Church, Charlotte 


Jan., '. 
Apr., 3 
July, 3 
Oct., 3 


1967 
1967 
L967 
L967 


Selwyn Avenue Church 
Hickory Grove Church 
Cook's Memorial Church 
Providence Church 


Jan., 
April, 3 
Oct., 3 


1968 

1968 
L968 


First Church, Albemarle 
Central Steele Creek 
First Church, Hamlet 


Jan., 
April, 3 
Oct 3 


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[969 
[969 


Albemarle Road 
Amity Church 
Third Church and 
Steele Creek Church 


Feb., 3 
May, 3 


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L970 


Plaza Church 
Third Church 



MODERATOR 

Rev. C. S. Miller 
Rev. S. M. Hutchison 
Elder Legette Blythe 

Rev. S. H. Zealy 
Rev. R. C. Long 
Rev. I. H. Chadwick 
Elder Joe W. McLaney 

David E. Wilkinson 
Rev. W. M. Boyce 
Rev. A. T. Taylor 
Rev. Ben F. Moore 

Rev. W. B. McSwain 
Rev. Jas. R. Cook 
Rev. Robert Turner 
Rev. J. S. Garner 

Rev. J. E. Wayland, Jr. 
Rev. Stewart W. Yandle 
Rev. E. Lee Stoffel 
Elder Angus R. Shaw 

Rev. R. W. Rayburn 
Rev. W. M. Boyce, Jr. 
Rev. James E. Forgartie 
Rev. E. B. Cooper 

Rev. Ben F. Ferguson 
Elder Thomas C. Ruff 
Rev. Stuart Ritchie 
Rev. A. Clarke Dean 

Rev. G. E. Dixon 
Rev. J. E. Craig 
Rev. N. C. Kirkland 
Rev. Marcus Prince, Jr. 

Rev. Harry H. Bryan 
Rev. B. Hoyt Evans 
Rev. D. O. Mclnnis 
Rev. A. B. Montgomery 

Rev. Dwight L. Barker 
Rev. R. E. Hildebrandt 
Dr. Harvey Johnston 
Rev. E. E. Newberry 

Rev. Paul H. Felker 
Rev. John R. McAlpine III 
G. Douglas Aitken 
Rev. W. Chester Keller 

Rev. R. S. Woodson 
Rev. M. R. Williamson 
Joseph W. Grier 
Rev. E. B. Cooper 

Rev. Frank S. Jones 
Rev. T. Duke Williams 
Rev. Eugene Poe 
George Stovall 

Rev. William A. Stewart 
Rev. John M. Handley 
Randolph Norton 

Rev. Eugene L. Daniel, Jr. 
Rev. Fred C. Holder 
Rev. A. Rudolph 
Hendricks 

Mrs. Ray L. Gardner 
Rev. J. Shepherd 
Russell, Jr. 



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Volume 11 Number 3 and 4 



267th Stated Meeting 

Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

September 22, 1970 



268th Stated Meeting 

Philadelphia Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

November 24, 1970 



Next Stated Meeting 

Christ Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

February 23, 1971 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 3 

DIRECTORY OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

1971 

Officers Of The Presbytery: 

David B. Jenkins, Moderator of Fall Meeting, First Presbyterian 
Church, Rockingham, N. C. 28379 

J. Cecil Lawrence, General Presbyter— Stated Clerk (1972), P. O. 
Box 2537, Charlotte, N. C. 28201 

Treasurer: Calvin B. Baird, P. O. Box 4346, Charlotte, N. C. 28204 

Chaplain: David E. Wilkinson, 200 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, N. C, 
28204 

TRUSTEES 
Davidson College — Elected for Four Years: 

1971— Robert Turner (2), W. F. Mulliss (Myers Park) (2) 
1972— John M. Belk (Caldwell) (2), Warner L. Hall, (3), G. Donald 
Davidson (Covenant) (1) 

Presbytery: 

Edward W. DeArmon, Jr., Chairman, 1015 Habersham Drive, 

Charlotte, N. C. 28209 
1971— Edward W. DeArmon, Jr. (Third) 
1972— D. G. Martin, Jr. (Seigle Avenue) 
1973— Herbert H. Browne, Jr. (Charlotte First) 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

John M. Handley, Chairman, 1000 East Morehead Street, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28204 

Ministers Elders 

1971— Robert H. Ramey, Jr. 1971— Harvey W. Johnston, M. D. 
1972 — John M. Handley (Westminster) 

(Chm.) 1971— James W. Price (Central Steele 

1972— French B. O'Shields, Creek) 

Jr. 1972— Mrs. Ray L. Gardner (Seigle 

1973 — David B. Jenkins Avenue) 

1973— J. S. Russell, Jr. 1973— Thomas N. Massey, Jr., M. D. 

(Trinity) 
1973— Mrs. William Wildermuth 
(Wadesboro-First) 

I. DIVISION OF ELDERS AND PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL 
A. Teaching Elder Section 

1. Pre-Ordination and Examinations 

Oliver W. Carmichael, Chairman, 5201 Sharon Road, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28210 

Ministers Elders 

1971— John E. Smylie 1971— Wade Mobley (Troy) 

1971— Franklin O. Toole, Jr. 1971— W. Hill Smith (Westminster) 

1972— Oliver W. Carmichael 1971— Joseph B. McCoy, Jr., M.D. 

(Chm.) (Trinity) 

1972— Paul W. Beazley 1972— Thomas D. Sparrow, M.D. 

1973— Zane M. Moore (Charlotte First) 

1973— Paul Douglas Heidt 1972— Sidney T. Stovall, Ph.D. (Plaza) 

1972— R. G. Paden (Quail HoUow) 
1973— Harry D. Watson (Amity) 
1973— John E. Boyd (Sardis) 



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2. Commission on the Minister and His Work 

Robert J. James, Chairman, Paw Creek, N. C. 28130 



Ministers 

1971 — Robert J. James 

(Chm). 
1971— Frank H. Caldwell 
1972— Kenneth P. Craig 
1972— William F. Long 
1973— Eugene P. Poe 
1973— E. Lee Stoffel 



Elders: 

1971— Mrs. Ernest B. Hunter (Coven- 
ant) 
1971— Edward O. Kenion (Candor) 
1972— G. Douglas Aitkin (Avondale) 
1972— Robert F. Stokes (Charlotte First) 
1973— Miss Summers Tarlton (Seigle 

Avenue) 
1973— Billy G. McCall (Steele Creek) 



B. Ruling Elder Section 

Pre-Ordination and In-Service Training Commission 

Fred C. Holder, Chairman, 2831 N. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28205 



Ministers 

1971— A. Rudolph Hendricks 
1972— Fred C. Holder 

(Chm.) 
1973— H. E. Stoessel 



Elders 

1971— James M. Painter (Paw Creek) 
1972— A. D. Leopold (Plaza) 
1973— M. E. Alexander (Christ) 



II. DIVISION OF THE MISSION OF PRESBYTERY 

A. Strengthening The Church Section 

1. Evaluation and Review 

E. T. Thompson, Jr., Chairman, 1040 Woodlawn Road, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28209 

Ministers 

1971 — Eugene L. Daniel, Jr. 
1972 — E. T. Thompson, Jr. 

(Chm.) 
1973 — Wayne R. Aughin- 

baugh 



Lay Members 

1971— Roland M. Smith (Christ) 
1972— Charles A. Hunter (Forest Hill) 
1973— Edward W. DeArmon, Jr. (Third) 



2. Christian Education 

Joe E. Stowe, Chairman, Monroe, N. C. 28110 



Ministers 

1971 — David H. Bowman 
1971_j. Brett Fenwick 
1971— David C. Kennedy 
1972— Joe E. Stowe (Chm.) 
1972— Robert S. Maclin, III 
1972— M. B. Prince, III 
1973_W. C. Rhodes 
1973_James W. Eller 
1973— Joe P. Arnold 



Lay Members 

1971 — Charles Patterson (Charlotte 

First) 
1971_john M. McCaskill (Sardis) 
1971 — John W. Baughman (Covenant) 
1971 — Mrs. Nancy Plummer (Sugaw 

Creek) 
1971— Samuel G. Weir (Carmel) 
1972— Dan McCaskill (Biscoe) 
1972— Jack E. Hamilton (Steele Creek) 
1972— Mrs. Edmund B. Clark, Jr. 

(Westminster) 
1972 — Miss Ruth Farrior (Charlotte 

First) 
1972— Miss Jocelyn Hill (Sardis) 
1973— John Banks Choate (Central 

Steele Creek) 
1973— Mrs. Edgar G. Kornegay 

(Charlotte First) 
1973 — William L. Anderson (Sardis) 
1973 — Miss Peggy Barnes (Covenant) 
1973— Samuel T. Cornwell (West- 
minster) 



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3. Publicity and Promotion 

Randolph Norton, Chairman, 600 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28202 



Ministers: 

1971— W. D. Kuenzli 
1972— H. Howard Smith 
1973— William A. Dysard, 
Jr. 



Lay Members 

1971— A. T. Trimble, Jr., Ph.D. 

(Charlotte First) 
1972— Randolph Norton (Sardis) 

(Chm.) 
1973 — Mrs. Hugh D. Verner (Myers 

Park) 



B. Evangelizing The World 
1. Institutional Ministries 

J. E. Wayland, Jr., Charman, Cornelius, N. C. 28031 



Lay Members 

1971— Miss Elizabeth G. Wright, Ph.D. 

(Trinity) 
1972— David R. Wilson (Steele Creek) 
1973— Lawrence K. Boggs, M.D. 

(Covenant) 

2. Strategy and Research 

Robert S. Owens, Jr., Chairman, 2304 The Plaza, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28205 



Ministers 

1971— J. Arthur Beard 
1972— J. E. Wayland, Jr. 

(Chm.) 
1973— Walter D. Clark 



Ministers 

1971— E. O. Byrd, Jr. 
1971— Leonard H. Bullock 
1972— Robert S. Owens, Jr. 

(Chm.) 
1972— Neil C. Leach 
1973_William A. Stewart, 

Jr. 
1973— James E. Fogartie 



Lay Members 

1971 — Arthur Jones (Selwyn Avenue) 
1971— A. Walton Litz (Myers Park) 
1972— T. LaFontine Odom (Pleasant 

Hill) 
1972— Charles A. Hunter (Forest Hill) 
1973— Michael E. Gheesling (Seigle 

Avenue) 
1973 — James B. Kuykendall (Covenant) 



3. Deployment and Sustentation of Churches 

Roy W. Coker, Chairman, Route 1, Pineville, N. C. 28134 



Ministers: 

1971— James E. Ratchford 
1971— J. R. Kennedy. Jr. 
1972— M. B. Prince, Jr. 
1972— David E. Wilkinson 
1973— Roy W. Coker (Chm.) 
1973— Robert S. Maclin, III 



Lay Members 

1971 — Forney E. Michael (Paw Creek) 
1971— W. D. Poteat (Newell) 
1972— George Stovall (Albemarle First) 
1972 — Ross Miller (Thomasboro) 
1973— William T. Alexander (Mallard 

Creek) 
1973 — J. Harvey Morrison, Jr. (Monroe 

First) 

4. Specialized Ministry 

T. W. Tucker, Chairman, 6100 Sardis Road, Charlotte, N. C, 
28211 



Ministers 

1971 — J. Benjamin Kirk- 
land, Jr. 
1971— Friedrich Schilling, 

Jr. 
1972— T. W. Tucker (Chm.) 
1972— John C. Laughlin 
1973— Leonard W. Topping 
1973— Robert W. Rayburn 



Lay Members 

1971— Miss Mildred Allen (Carmel) 
1971— William E. Stegall, Jr. (Morven) 
1972 — Miss Ann Ramsey Hopkins 

(Trinity) 
1972— Lacy S. Sellers (Trinity) 
1973— Jack Tesh (Unionville) 
1973— Mike Mayfield (Charlotte First) 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



5. World Missions 

A. T. Trimble, Jr., Ph.D., Chairman, 2325 Pender Place, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28207 

Ministers Lay Members 

1971— Eldon D. Wadsworth 1971— Mrs. Philip F. Howerton 

1972— Eugene L. Daniel, Jr. (Charlotte First) 

1973— F. A. Mathes 1972— James B. Watt (Steele Creek) 

1973— A. T. Trimble, Jr., Ph.D. (Chm.) 
(Charlotte First) 

III. DIVISIONS OF COURT OPERATIONS 

A. Administralion Section 

1. Personnel Committee 

Gene A. Cathey (Sardis), Chairman, 6851 Ronda Avenue, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28211 

Ministers Lay Members 

1971— J. Benjamin Kirk- 1971— Gene A. Cathey (Sardis) (Chm.) 

land, Jr. 1971 — Randolph Norton (Sardis) 

1971— Fred C. Holder 1972— G. Douglas Aitken (Avondale) 

1972— J. R. McAlpine. Ill 1972— Joseph W. Grier, Jr. (Charlotte 
1972— J. S. Russell, Jr. First) 

1973— J. R. Kennedy, Jr. 1973— Olson Huff, M.D. (Forest Hill) 

1973— Horace H. Hilton, Jr. 1973— Ernest B. Hunter (Covenant) 

2. Court Meetings 

Russell M. Kerr, Chairman, Mint Hill Station, Charlotte, N. C, 
28212 

Ministers Lay Members 

1971— Edwin O. Byrd, Jr. 1971— John E. Butler (Amity) 

1972— Russell M. Kerr 1972— Thomas B. Ruff (Se'lwyn Ave- 

(Chm). nue) 

1973— William D. Morton 1973— Jack C. Cathey (Third) 

B. Theology Section 

1. Interpretation 

Robert Turner, Chairman, 200 W. Trade Street, Charlotte N. C, 
28202 

Ministers: Lay Members 

1971— Charles E. S. Krae- 1971— Miss Phyllis Thomas (Amity) 

mer 1972— Price H. Gwynn, III (Steele 

1972— Robert Turner (Chm.) Creek) 

1973 — H. Louis Patrick 1973— J. Price Robinson 

(Commonwealth-Eastminster) 

2. Worship 

Warner L. Hall, Chairman, 1000 E. Morehead Street, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28204 

Ministers Lay Members 

1971_Warner L. Hall 1971— Henry P. Bridges (Charlotte 

(Chm.) First) 

1972— T. W. MacLean 1972— Loonis R. McGlohon (Carmel) 

1973— Richard C. Brand, Jr. 1973— Mrs. Olson Huff (Forest Hill) 

Directors of Presbyterian Home at Charlotte, Inc. 

1971— Joe M. Logan (Trinity) 

1972— E. Lee Stoffel 

1973— Harry T. Stewart (Sharon) 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Inter Church Action Board 

Ministers Lay Members 

1971— Friedrich Schilling 1971— Gene A. Cathey (Sardis) 

1972— A. Rudolph Hend- 1971— William A. White, Jr. (Myers 

rick^i Park) 

1971— Phillip McKinnon (Plaza) 
1972— F. Wayne Lee, M.D. (Myers 

Park) 
1972— Mrs. H. R. Hrabanek (Provi- 
dence) 
1972 — James Dennis Rash (Charlotte 
First) 



SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

Commission on Boundaries of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Robert Turner, Chairman, 200 West Trade Street, Charlotte, N. C, 
28202 

Frank H. Caldwell, Joe E. Stowe, Eugene P. Poe, Joseph W. Grier, Jr. 
(Charlotte First), Leonard Mabry (Albemarle First), S. B. Mc- 
Guirt (Hamlet First), D. Don Davidson (Covenant). 

Committee on Hunger — Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Mrs. Virginia Jones, Chairman, 200 West Trade Street, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28202 

Mrs. Hugh Verner (Myers Park), Miss Ruth Farrior (Charlotte First), 
Miss Mildred Allen (Carmel), Robert S. Owens, Jr., A. T. Trimble, 
Jr., Ph.D. (Charlotte First). 

Special Committee on Camp Walton Stewart 

J. Cecil Lawrence, Chairman, P. O. Box 2537, Charlotte, N. C. 28201 

William A. Stewart, Jr., Robert H. Ramey, Jr., James W. Price. 

Committee to Edit Manual of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Robert Turner, Chairman, 200 West Trade Street, Charlotte, N. C, 
28202 

Charles L. Kirby, Mrs. Roy L. Gardner, Marcus B. Prince, III. 

Women of The Church President — Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Mrs. William H. Guignard, 2714 Dogwood Circle, Charlotte, N. C, 
28208 

Men of the Church President — Mecklenburg Presbytery 

J. Banks Choate, 2324 Sandy Porter Road, Charlotte, N. C. 28210 

Presbyterian Ministers Association President — Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery 

W. D. Kuenzli, 2304 The Plaza, Charlotte, N. C. 28205 



8 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

Q. N. Huneycutt, H.R. 
J. C. Grier, H.R. 

M. B. Prince, Jr Williams Memorial 

Roy F. Whitley, H.R. 

Charles E. S. Kraemer President PSCE 

Warner L. Hall Covenant 

Thomas W. MacLean Avondale 

John A. Carriker, H.R. 
Carl S. Miller, H.R. 
W. J. Huneycutt, H.R. 
Roy E. Hoke, H.R. 

David E. Wilkinson Hospital Chaplain 

E. B. Cooper Pageland, Salem 

Russell M. Kerr Philadelphia 

J. E. Wayland, Jr Cornelius, Bethel 

J. S. Garner, H.R. 

W. G. Workman (Professor) Davidson College 

Robert Turner Synod Director C.E. 

Fred C. Holder Amity 

Malcolm R. Williamson, H.R. 

E. Lee Stoffel Charlotte First 

T. Duke Williams, H.R. 

Leighton S. Ford Evangelist 

G. E. Dixon W. H. Belk 

James E. Fogartie Myers Park 

M. A. Cochrane, Jr Amay James 

Frank S. Jones, H.R. 
Harry H. Bryan, H.R. 

J. R. McAlpine, III Steele Creek 

J. Cecil Lawrence General Presbyter and Stated Clerk 

Robert S. Woodson, H.R. 
John R. Cunningham, H.R. 
Angus G. Mclnnis, H.R. 

Daniel L. Durway Graduate Student 

Robert E. Huey, H.R. 

David G. Boyce Chaplain 

Glenn B. Robinson Clinical Training 

Charles Betts Huntley Foreign Missionary 

Horace H. Hilton, Jr Sugaw Creek 

William A. Stewart, Jr Seigle Avenue 

John H. McVay Graduate School 

John M. Handley Covenant (Assistant) 

H. Louis Patrick Trinity 

John C. Laughlin Carmel 

Leonard W. Topping Charlotte First (Associate) 

J. Arthur Beard Westminster (Associate) 

David C. Hambrick, Jr Chaplain 

Eugene P. Poe Westminster 

David B. Jenkins Rockingham 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 9 

ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

J. Shepherd Russell, Jr Albemarle First 

Paul P. Thrower Park Avenue 

William D. Morton Waxhaw 

Eugene L. Daniel, Jr Myers Park (Associate) 

Wayne R. Aughinbaugh Cook's Memorial 

Thomas C. Bryan Commonwealth-Eastminster (Associate) 

Paul W. Beazley Camp Walton Stewart (Director) 

Paul A. Home Johnston Memorial 

A. Merrell Keith Turner, Siler 

Eldon D. Wadsworth Hopewell 

J. Daniel Zeluff Interpreter's House 

Walter D. Clark Inter-Church Action 

Fred P. Turner Albemarle Road 

Edwin O. Byrd, Jr Charlotte Third 

Charles M. Murray Graduate School 

Oliver W. Carmichael Sharon 

F. B. O'Shields St. Giles 

A. Rudolph Hendricks South Tryon 

David C. Kennedy Matthews 

Robert J. James Paw Creek 

FredR. McAlister Chaplain 

A. Leslie Thompson Clanton Memorial (Stated Supply) 

Zane M. Moore Central Steele Creek 

Robert S. Owens, Jr. Plaza 

J. W. Stork, H.R. 

Robert H. Ramey, Jr Selwyn Avenue 

Leonard H. Bullock Thomasboro 

Frank H. Caldwell Presbyterian Foundation 

Kenneth P. Craig Mallard Creek 

Neely McCarter Professor, U.T.S. 

James N. Biggers Badin 

Robert F. Henry, Jr Chaplain's School 

Henry S. Robinson Memorial 

Carl T. Uzzell St. John 

H. Howard Smith Wadesboro First 

John E. Smylie President Queens College 

E. T. Thompson, Jr Forest Hill 

Edward C. Wilson Selwyn Avenue (Associate) 

Robert W. Rayburn Christ 

Wilbur D. Kuenzli Plaza (Associate) 

James A. Cannon First Union 

J. E. Wayland, Sr., H.R. 

John A. Luddy McGee 

James S. Mann Macedonia 

Franklin O. Toole, Jr Troy 

J. Renwick Kennedy, Jr Locust 

H. E. Stoessel Covenant (Assistant) 

J. Brett Fenwick Albemarle First (Associate) 

Friedrich Schilling, Jr Providence 

Richard C. Brand, Jr Trinity (Assistant) 



10 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

John F. Foy Altan-Bethany 

Neil C. Leach ACTS 

Robert S. Maclin, III Bethlehem 

W. B. H. Corkey Professor 

John W. Hesley Evangelist 

Roy W. Coker Pleasant Hill 

Joseph F. Condro Avondale (Associate) 

Marshal L. Smith Marston, Marks Creek 

Joe E. Stowe Monroe, First 

Charles W. Coats McQuay 

William A. Dysard, Jr Mulberry 

James E. Ratchford Norwood 

C. Franklin Jacks Professor, Queens College 

Raeford Rodney Love Benton Heights 

Paul Douglas Heidt Mt. Gilead, Pee Dee 

Marcus B. Prince, III Quail Hollow 

W. W. Thrower Cameronian 

T. W. Tucker Sardis 

G. Curtis Moore Stephenson-Unionville 

T. J. Nash Walkersville 

Javan W. Reid, Jr Evangelist 

Morris J. Ehrlich, III 

William F. Long Hamlet — First 

J. Benjamin Kirkland, Jr Newell 

F. A. Mathes Huntersville 

Charles L. Kirby Caldwell Memorial 

Taft A. Franklin Mt. Carmel — Norman 

Glenn L. Hill Ramah 

James W. Eller Robinson 

W. C. Rhodes Sharon (Assistant) 

Joe P. Arnold Sardis (Associate) 

Thomas B. Tyndall Thomasboro (Assistant) 

David H. Bowman Biscoe 

Curtis W. Medlin Ellerbe 

Robert S. Hough East 

A. J. McKelway, Jr Professor 

Miss Laura Buzard Minister To Students, Presbyterian Hospital 

Robert S. Hough East 

T. A. Little, Jr St. Andrews 

Total Ministers 137 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 11 

ROLL OF CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

James H. Banbury, Columbia Seminary, Westminster Church 

Samuel Monroe Busch, Jr., Army, Locust Church 

James Craig Butler, Wofford College, Amity Church 

William Frederick Dotger, Presbyterian College, Williams Memorial 
Church 

George L. Ducker, Louisville Seminary, Myers Park Church 

Charles D. Elliott, Union Seminary, Christ Church 

David T. Fisher, Columbia Seminary, Cameronian Church 

Shirley Ann Gilliam, Union Seminary, New York, Covenant Church 

Benny Eugene Gurley, Louisville Seminary, Mulberry Church 

Jerry Williams Hills, Baptist College of Charleston, Marshville Church 

Gerald B. Hurst, Union Seminary, Philadelphia Church 

Charles F. Klotzberger, Union Seminary, Sharon Church 

George H. Kuykendall, Jr., Union Seminary, Covenant Church 

Stephen H. Marion, Wingate College, Amity Church 

David F. Mclnnis, Service, Plaza Church 

Robert Lee Nichols, Louisville Seminary, Carmel Church 

Joe Lee Puckett, Columbia Seminary, Hopewell Church 

H. Carson Rhyne, Jr., Presbyterian College, Mulberry Church 

James E. Shackelford, Divinity School, U. of Chicago, Covenant Church 

Charles R. Sizemore, Army, Caldwell Memorial Church 

Donald Eric Stroud, St. Andrews College, Christ Church 

Kendall B. Tarlton, Louisville Seminary, Covenant Church 

Charles A. Van Wagner, Columbia Seminary, Selwyn Avenue Church 

David C. Verner, Union Seminary, Myers Park Church 



CANDIDATES FOR LAY SERVICE 

Eleanor Anne Pepi, Princeton Theological Seminary, Myers Park 
Church 

Terry Lynne Brown, Meredith College, Steele Creek Church 



12 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



The Two Hundred and Sixty-Seventh 

Stated Meeting of 

Mecklenburg Presbytery 



Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church 
Charlotte, North Caorlina 
September 22, 1970 

The Presbytery assembled at 9:00 A. M., and was called 
to order by the Moderator, J. S. Russell, Jr. Thomas W. Mac- 
Lean led in the worship and introduced Candidate James 
Paxton Wray who brought a message on the theme, "The 
Covenant, or Chosen People." 

The Stated Clerk declared a quorum present. 

ENROLLMENT: The following Teaching and Ruling 
Elders were enrolled: 

MINISTERS: Wayne R. Aughinbaugh, Joe P. Arnold, James P. 
Barksdale, Jr., J. Arthur Beard, James N. Biggers, David H. Bowman, 
Richard C. Brand, Jr., Harry H. Bryan, Thomas C. Bryan, Edwin 
O. Byrd, Jr., Frank H. Caldwell, James A. Cannon, Oliver W. Car- 
michael, John A. Carriker, Walter D. Clark, Charles W. Coats, M. A. 
Cochrane, Jr., Roy W. Coker, Joseph F. Condro, W. B. H. Corkey, 
Kenneth P. Craig, Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., G. Eliot Dixon, William A. 
Dysard, Jr., James W. Eller, J. Brett Fenwick, James E. Fogartie, 
John F. Foy, Taft A. Franklin, J. S. Garner, Warner L. Hall, John 
M. Handley, Paul Douglas Heidt, A. Rudolph Hendricks, Horace H. 
Hilton, Jr., Fred C. Holder, Paul A. Home, Q. N. Huneycutt, Robert 
J. James, David B. Jenkins, Frank S. Jones, A. M. Keith, David C. 
Kennedy, J. Renwick Kennedy, Jr., Russell M. Kerr, Charles L. Kirby, 
J. Benjamin Kirkland, Jr., Charles E. S. Kraemer, W. D. Kuenzli, 
John C. Laughlin, J. Cecil Lawrence, William F. Long, R. R. Love, 
John A. Luddy, Jr., Robert S. Maclin, III, T. W. MacLean, James S. 
Mann, Frank Alfred Mathes, J. R. McAlpine, III, Carl S. Miller, 
Zane M. Moore, W. D. Morton, Thomas J. Nash, III, F. B. O'Shields, 
Jr., R. S. Owens, Jr., Douglas L. Paulson, Eugene P. Poe, M. B. 
Prince, Jr., Marcus B. Prince, III, R. H. Ramey, Jr., James E. Ratch- 
ford, Robert W. Rayburn, W. C. Rhodes, Jr., Henry S. Robinson, J. S. 
Russell, Jr., Friedrich Schilling, Jr., H. Howard Smith, Marshal L. 
Smith, John E. Smylie, William A. Stewart, Jr., Horace E. Stoessel, 
E. Lee Stoffel, Joe E. Stowe, A. Leslie Thompson, E. T. Thompson, Jr., 
Paul P. Thrower, W. W. Thrower, Franklin Toole, Jr., Leonard W. 
Topping, Thomas B. Tyndall, T. W. Tucker, Fred P. Turner, Robert 
Turner, Eldon D. Wadsworth, J. Edwin Wayland, Sr., J. E. Wayland, 
Jr., David E. Wilkinson, T. Duke Williams, J. Daniel Zeluff. 

MINISTERS EXCUSED: E. B. Cooper, G. Curtis Moore, M. J. 
Ehrlich, III, Carl Uzzell, Leonard H. Bullock, Leighton Ford, E. C. 
Wilson, H. Louis Patrick, Neil C. Leach, Fred R. McAlister, W. G. 
Workman, David G. Boyce. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 13 

MINISTERS UNEXCUSED: Glenn L. Hill, Paul W. Beazley, 
Neely McCarter. 

RULING ELDERS: George O. Stovall, Albemarle; Bruce Campbell, 
Albemarle Road; Albert Lowery, Altan; Lewis Price, Amay James; 
J. H. Burnham, Amity; R. C. White, Avondale; C. M. Snyder, W. H. 
Belk; A. Bruce Bradley, Jr., Benton Heights; H. C. Knox, Jr., Bethel; 
Brent Haigler, Bethlehem; Harry Mclvey, Biscoe; Harry J. Rumple, 
Caldwell Memorial; C. C. McDonald, Cameronian; Kenneth A. Mc- 
Leod, Jr., Candor; Roy W. Beaty, Carmel; W. S. Gordon, Jr., Central 
Steele Creek; R. F. Stokes, Charlotte First; Jack Cathey, Charlotte 
Third; Harry F. Porter, Christ; Allen W. Estridge, Jr., Clanton Me- 
morial; G. C. Freeman, Commonwealth-Eastminster; J. E. Plummer, 
Cook's Memorial; Stan Hager, Cornelius; Harry F. Wolfe, S. Russell 
Mickle, Convenant; Bob Whitesell, East; G. B. Lamm, Ellerbe; Da- 
vid A. White, Forest Hill; Robert H. Bridges, Hamlet; Mrs. Richard 
L. Wright, Hickory Grove; Ewell P. Somers, Hopewell; Mike Dwyer, 
Huntersville; Rafe Williams, Indian Hill; T. A. Biggers, Indian Trail; 
Norman E. Wesson, Johnston Memorial; Robert L. Smith, Locust; 
Paul O'Quinn, Macedonia; Joe M. Wilson, Mallard Creek; D. L. 
McDonald, Marks Creek; Lex Hood, Matthews; J. Earl Auten, Me- 
morial; E. Ross Cathey, McGee; Marshall E. Dellinger, McQuay; G. 
Dick Pierce, Monroe; Willard McFayden, Mt. Carmel; J. E. Poe, Mt. 
Gilead; James C. Leathers, Mulberry; Rufus K. Allison, K. Martin 
Waters, Jr., Myers Park; Mrs. Elizabeth M. Glenn, Newell; W. T. 
Upchurch, Norwood; Sammy Snipes, Pageland; W. C. Wicker, Park 
Avenue; L. C. Mitchell, Paw Creek; Clem D. Williams, Philadelphia; 
Edward B. Messer, Jr., Plaza; J. B. Currence, Pleasant Hill; Jack 
Heard, Providence; R. Dan Rhodes, Quail Hollow; Thomas C. Brown, 
Raman; A. H. Flinchrame, Robinson; R. C. McLean, Rockingham; 
David Covington, Rourk; Sinclair Cathey, St. Andrews; Rex V. 
Hoffman, St. Giles; Robert W. Smith, St. John; J. Mason Wallace, Jr., 
Sardis; Mary Carol Michie, Seigle Avenue; J. A. Law, Selwyn Ave- 
nue; Ralph C. Kelley, Sharon; James Laney, Siler; Mrs. Effie Everette, 
Smallwood; Eva Reid, South Tryon; A. J. Davis, Sr., Steele Creek; 
Tom J. Haywood, Stephenson; Miss Mable Todd, Sugaw Creek; Robert 
H. Gray, Thomasboro: Charles E. Moore, Trinity; Parks McCorkle, 
Turner; Mrs. William Wildermuth, Wadesboro; W. C. Massey, Wax- 
haw; Paul M. Ranson. Westminster; Sanford Grant, Westover Hills; 
J. B. Blasingame, Williams Memorial 

CHURCHES EXCUSED: Salem, Walkersville, Ridgecrest. 

CHURCHES UNEXCUSED: Badin, Banks, Bethany, Beulah, Cam- 
den, First Union, Hawley Memorial, Lee Park, Marston, Marshville, 
McLean, Morven, New Salem, Norman, Oakboro, Pee Dee, Rehoboth, 
Six Mile Creek, Star, Troy, Unionville. 

Elders attending their first meeting of Presbytery were 
introduced and welcomed. Arthur Ross, III, Seminarian In- 
tern at First Church, Charlotte, was introduced. 

Moderator-Nominee Robert J. James was unanimously 
elected Moderator. 

The Docket was presented and as amended was as follows: 

THE DOCKET 

1. Opening Worship — James Paxton Wray 

2. Enrollment of Presbytery and Introduction of Visiting Brethren 

3. Election of Moderator, Reverend Robert J. James, Moderator- 
Nominee 



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4. Adoption of Docket (Court Meetings) Russell M. Kerr, Chairman 

5. Report of Committee on Arrangements by Host Pastor, Horace H. 
Hilton, Jr. 

6. Appointment of Standing Committees 

1. Bills and Overtures 

2. Attendance 

7. Memorial — Dr. Walter Miller Walsh 

8. Communications and New Business (Referral to Proper Com- 
mittees) (All new business must be before the Court by the end 
of the first recess) 

9. Recess 10:15—10:30 A. M., Recess for lunch 12:30—1:30 P. M., 
Recess 3:30—3:45 P. M. 

10. Presbytery's Council, John M. Handley (Including 2nd reading 
Re: World Missions) 

11. Citizens Help Eliminate Crime (CHEC) (20 Minutes) F. B. 
O'Shields, Jr. 

12. Task Force (Re: School Crisis) (10 Minutes) Fred C. Holder, 
Chairman 

13. Report of Court Meetings Committee — Russell M. Kerr Chair- 
man 

14. Nomination of Moderator Nominee (First Order After Lunch) 

15. Commission on the Minister and His Work, Robert J. James, 
Chairman (Second Order After Lunch) 

16. Pre-Ordination and Examinations Committee, Oliver W. Car- 
michael, Chairman. (Third Order After Lunch) 

17. Interpretations Committee, Robert Turner, Chairman 
(Fourth Order After Lunch) 

18. Pre-Ordination and In-Service Training Committee, Fred C. 
Holder, Chairman 

19. Commissions to be Appointed. 

20. Report of Personnel Committee, Henry S. Robinson, Chairman 

21. Unfinished Business: Resolutions, Thanks, Attendance, Etc. 

22. Reading and Adoption of Minutes 

23. Adjournment with Apostolic Benediction 

The Court voted to examine Candidate James Paxton Wray 
as an Evangelist. His Sermon, delivered at the opening of the 
Court, was sustained as a satisfactory part of his examination. 

Order was taken to hear the report of the Committee 
on Interpretations as the fourth order after lunch. 

The report of the Committee on Arrangements was made 
by the Host Pastor, Horace H. Hilton, Jr., and was received as 
information. 

The Moderator appointed the following Standing Com- 
mittees: 

ATTENDANCE COMMITTEE 

J. Arthur Beard, Chairman 

L. W. Topping 

Ross Cathey 

Ed Messer 



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BILLS AND OVERTURES 

J. S. Russell, Jr., Chairman 

Zane M. Moore 

Roy W. Coker 

R. W. Stokes 

Charles Moore 

A Memorial to Walter Miller Walsh was presented by 
Thomas C. Bryan and adopted. 

Reverend Waller Miller Walsh, D.D. 

In the city of his birth, Charlotte, N. C, quietly, as midnight 
approached on September 2, 1970, the long and useful life of Walter 
Miller Walsh came to a close. Glad did he live, and in complete 
resignation he died, submitting his will to that of His Heavenly 
Father whose will had been his desire and peace for ninety-one 
years. He was born August 14, 1879, the first son of Thomas David 
and Rose Elizabeth Williamson Walsh. His early education was re- 
ceived in the city schools, and Baird School for Boys, preparing him 
to be enrolled in Davidson College in 1896. He was graduated with 
the B.A. degree in 1900. At the time of his death, he was one of the 
three oldest alumni of Davidson. His love for his Alma Mater was 
deep and his interest in her welfare abiding, never turning down an 
opportunity to visit his college. He taught and engaged in mission 
work for about a year when he felt the call to the Gospel ministry. 
He enrolled at Union Theological Seminary in 1901, and was gradu- 
ated with the B.D. degree in 1904. He was licensed and ordained by 
Mecklenburg Presbytery in June, 1904, and was destined to be 
ordained 66 years. His first field of service was as stated supply of 
the Stanley group. 

After two years he accepted a call to the Thyatira and Back Creek 
Churches in Concord Presbytery, serving from 1906-1910. Moving to 
town, as it were, in 1910, he served the Front Street church, States- 
ville, and drove out to minister to Little Joe's church, and the chil- 
dren in the Home at Barium Springs, until 1915. It was while serving 
the Front Street church that romance came into his life and the young 
preacher took as his bride Miss Lilley Tapscott Paxton on November 
11, 1913. Theirs was to be a happy union of almost 57 years, as hand in 
hand they walked and as they gave of their hearts, hands, and minds 
to many churches as did Priscilla and Aquila of the early church. 

In 1915 the young preacher and his bride moved to Texas where 
he was pastor of the Grand Avenue church in Sherman for four years. 
It was during this pastorate, and in recognition of his ministry and 
leadership, that Austin College conferred upon Walter M. Walsh the 
degree of Doctor of Divinity in 1917, probably one of the youngest 
ministers to be so honored. 

In 1916 Walter Walsh came back east to become pastor of the Sink- 
ing Spring church in Abingdon, Virginia, from 1920 to 1926. From 
Abingdon he went to Big Stone Gap where he served his longest 
pastorate — from 1926 to 1944. He was an influential leader in the 
Presbytery and in the young Synod of Appalachia which he served 
as Moderator. 

Evidently becoming homesick for his native state and ordaining 
Presbytery, Mecklenburg, he returned to them in 1944 to serve 
Morven, Camden and Lilesville. In 1949 he came even closer home 
when he accepted the Newell church which he served from 1949 to 
1954. In 1954 he moved into his home in the city of Charlotte and 
served two terms, or five years, as assistant pastor of his home 
Church — First Presbyterian. The following is quoted from a tribute 
passed by the officers and congregation of that Church: "The mel- 



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lowness, kindness, and spiritual wisdom that he had gained through 
a life-time of serving his God and fellowman, have been generously 
shared with us. . . For the labors of our friend and counselor, we say 
'well done', for his love and devotion, we offer our sincere appreci- 
ation and . . . we extend him our love and esteem. . ." 

Walter Walsh was honorably retired by Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery, at the age of 80 in 1959. Retirement for him, however, was a 
misnomer for he continued an active pulpit ministry for almost ten 
years. 

He probably stood behind the sacred desk in more churches in the 
Presbytery than any other Minister. As a preacher he was true to the 
fundamentals and the Gospel he proclaimed was clear and convincing. 
He will long be remembered for his gentleness, his gracious manner, 
his kindness, and his devotion to Christ. The Psalmist could say to 
him, "With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation." 
During these years he also served as an Assistant in the pastoral min- 
istry of the Covenant Church, Charlotte, where his presence was a 
benediction among those to whom he ministered. His amazing vitality 
enabled him to pass through several serious illnesses but the years 
finally took their toll. 

Our brother and fellow-Presbyter leaves to mourn his passing, but 
also to thank God for his devotion, his wife, one sister, Mrs. J. Addison 
Jones, and several nieces and nephews. To each of them the Presby- 
tery extends its sympathy as it records his passing and places this 
Memorial in its Minutes. Walter Miller Walsh has already heard his 
welcome, "Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." 

Thomas C. Bryan 

Presbytery was led in prayer by Leonard. W. Topping 
for God's comfort upon the family of Dr. Walsh. 

The death of Mrs. R. Murphy Williams, Jr. and the illness 
of Dr. J. W. Stork were reported. Prayer was offered for the 
family of Mrs. Williams and for God's blessings upon Dr. 
Stork. 

Under communications, the Stated Clerk presented for 
the record the Minutes of four Commissions as follows: 

Service of Ordination and Installation For Thomas B. Tyndall 
Assistant Pastor of the Thomasboro Presbyterian Church 

July 19, 1970 

The Commission met on July 19, 1970, at 7:10 p. m., at the church. 

Commission Members Present Were: 

Ministers: Leonard H. Bullock (Chairman), Wayne Aughinbaugh, 
Eldon Wadsworth. 

Ruling Elders: Evan Holyfield, James Painter, Angus R. Shaw, Jr. 
Others Present. Dr. R. Wilbur Cousar. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by Angus R. 
Shaw, Jr. James Painter was elected Secretary of the Commission. 
The Commission recessed for the ordination and installation service. 

The Chairman presided. The service opened with singing, prayer 
and Scripture reading. Angus R. Shaw, Jr. read the Scripture (Titus 
2) and Evan Holyfield had the prayer. 



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The sermon was preached by R. Wilbur Cousar on the text 
Mark 1, entitled "Who Is This Jesus?" 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the ordi- 
nation and installation ordinance. 

The Chairman propounded the constitutional questions to the 
Candidate, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chair- 
man then propounded the constitutional questions to the Session and 
Congregation, and these were answered in the affirmative. The can- 
didate then kneeled and was set apart to the holy office of the 
Gospel Ministry with prayer and the laying on of hands. He then 
rose and the members of the Commission gave him the right hand of 
fellowship. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by Eldon D. Wadsworth. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by Wayne R. 
Aughinbaugh. 

A Prayer of Dedication was given by James Painter. 

The Chairman then declared that Thomas B. Tyndall had been 
regularly, elected, ordained, and installed as Assistant Pastor of the 
Thomasboro Presbyterian Church. 

Following the singing, the new Assistant Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by Evan Holyfield. 

James M. Painter 
Secretary 

Service of Ordination and Installation for David H. Bowman 

Biscoe Presbyterian Church 

August 9, 1970 

The Commission met on August 9, 1970 at 7:15 P. M. at the 
Church. Commission members present were: Ministers: J. Cecil 
Lawrence, Chairman; and James S. Mann. Ruling Elders: Oscar 

Stevens, Charlie Miller and Horace McCall. Others present: Min- 
isters: James Appleby and James Rissmiller. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by James S. 
Mann. Horace McCall was elected Secretary of the Commission. The 
Commission recessed for the Ordination and Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The Service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. James Appleby read the Scripture 
and James Rissmiller had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by James Appleby on the topic: 
"What Made" "(Makes)" The Church Grow." 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the 
Ordination and Installation Ordinance. 

The Chairman propounded the Constitutional Questions to the 
Candidate and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chair- 
man then propounded the Constitutional Questions to the Biscoe 
Congregation, and these were answered in the affirmative. The 
Candidate then kneeled and was set apart to the holy office of the 
Gospel Ministry with prayer and the laying on of hands. He then 
rose and the Members of the Commission gave him the right hand 
of fellowship. The Chairman then declared that David H. Bowman 
had been regularly elected, ordained and installed as Pastor of the 
Biscoe Church. 



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A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by James S. Mann. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by Horace McCall. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by Horace McCall. 

Horace McCall 
Secretary 

Service of Installation for J. Arthur Beard 

As Associate Pastor of The Westminster 

Presbyterian Church on Sunday, 

September 13, 1970 

The Commission met on September 13, 1970, at 10:45 A. M. at the 
Church. Commission members present were: Ministers: Eugene P. 
Poe, Chairman; Carl S. Miller and J. Cecil Lawrence. Ruling Elders: 
Mrs. Ralph Gibson (Marshville) ; C. Carson Duncan (Westminster); 
W. Hill Smith (Westminster); and W. J. Williamson, Jr. (Westminster). 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by Eugene P. 
Poe. J. Cecil Lawrence was elected Secretary of the Commission. 
The Commission recessed for the Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. Eugene P. Poe read the Scripture and 
had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by Carl S. Miller on the topic, "The 
Church On The March". 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the In- 
stallation Service. 

The Chairman propounded the Constitutional Questions to the 
Minister, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the Constitutional Questions to the Westminster 
Congregation, and these were answered in the affirmative. The mem- 
bers of the Commission then gave the new Associate Pastor the right 
hand of fellowship. The Chairman then declared that J. Arthur Beard 
had been regularly elected, and installed as Associate Pastor of the 
Westminster Presbyterian Church. 

A Charge to the Associate Pastor was delivered by J. Cecil 
Lawrence. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by W. J. Williamson, 
Jr. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Associate Pastor pro- 
nounced the benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by W. J. Williamson, Jr. 

J. Cecil Lawrence, 
Secretary 

Report of Commission to Merge The 

St. Paul and Third Presbyterian Churches 

On Sunday, August 2, 1970 

The Commission convened in the Library of the Third Presby- 
terian Church on Sunday, August 2, 1970 at 10 A. M. J. Cecil Law- 
rence, Chairman, called the Commission to order, and Robert S. 
Woodson led in prayer. Mrs. Ray L. Gardner was elected Secretary. 



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Members of the Commission present were: MINISTERS: J. Cecil 
Lawrence, Zane M. Moore, Robert S. Woodson, and W. D. Kuenzli. 
RULING ELDERS: Mrs. Ray L. Gardner, Robert F. Stokes, Harvey 
W. Johnston, M. D., and Randolph Norton. 

At 10:45 A. M., the Commission joined the Congregation in 
worship. After the singing of the hymn, "Holy, Holy, Holy", J. Cecil 
Lawrence pronounced the invocation. The Scripture was read by 
J. Cecil Lawrence. Zane M. Moore preached on the subject, "My 
Church: Institution or Instrument". 

The Chairman explained the purpose of the Commission which 
had been given authority by Mecklenburg Presbytery to merge 
the St. Paul and Third Presbyterian Churches. 

The Chairman asked the Congregation if they were ready to 
adopt the Plan of Union presented to Mecklenburg Presbytery. They 
voted in the affirmative. 

After the Chairman asked the questions, he declared that the St. 
Paul and Third Presbyterian Churches were united into the Third 
Presbyterian Church. 

The Congregation of the Third Presbyterian Church elected the 
following Ruling Elders: 

Class of 1971 Class of 1972 Class of 1973 



J. N. Berryhill 
Roy L. Jenks 
W. Carson Lee 
Jesse T. Leonard 
Rondell Moore 
H. E. Abernethy 
E. W. DeArmon, Jr. 
J. H. Faris 
S. H. Long, Jr. 



Jack C. Cathey 
Paul Carpenter 
Carol Smith 
Leon Hoover 
Ottis Powell 
Ralph Woodburn 
J. R. Fennell 
A. A. Locke 
O. V. Needham 
J. C. Rosser 



Hal Owens 
Harper Newbold 
Russ Westmoreland 
Milton Allen 
A. A. Selby, Jr. 
David Jordan 
E. D. Jackson 
D. F. Phillips 
J. N. Proudfit 



A. A. Selby, Jr. was Ordained as a Ruling Elder by the Com- 
mission. 

All Ruling Elders present were installed. 

Absent were: Ottis Powell, Russ Westmoreland, E. D. Jackson. 

The following Deacons were elected: 



Class of 1971 

H. L. Ferguson, Jr. 
Mrs. W. R. Kiker 
L. E. Rea 
Michael Purser 
T. J. Schuman 
Hershel Sanders 
Clyde Wood 
Howard Wilcox 



Class of 1972 

J. C. Brown 
Melvin Dixon 
Boyce Foard 
John Woodside 
Al Booth 
O. W. Connell, Jr. 
Richard Gum 
Tony Harris 
Robert Mangrum 
Ken Stonebraker 
Harold Widenhouse 



Class of 1973 

Robert Bailey 
E. W. Southworth 
R. C. Williams 
Joe Payne 
J. C. Smith 
Jim Hewitt 
James E. Gentry 
J. W. Parnell, Jr. 
Larry Stansell 
Lewis Davis 



All present were installed. 

Absent were: Clyde Wood, Al Booth, R. C. Williams, Larry 
Stansell, Lewis Davis. 

The following Trustees were elected and installed: William T. 
Crowder, J. Harry Faris, J. N. Berryhill, Leon Hoover, Hal V. 
Owens. 

The Congregation extended Calls to Reverend Edwin O. Byrd, 
Jr. as Minister (Terms of Call: Salary $7,500.00; Car Expense $1,800.00; 



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Housing $1,800.00; Utilities $500.00; Minister's Annuity Fund $1,000; 
Pastor's Literature $500.00; Hospitalization for Minister and Family; 
One Month's Vacation) and to Reverend James P. Barksdale, Jr. as 
Associate Minister (Terms of Call: Salary $6,960.00; All Utilities; 
$800.00 Car Expense; $200.00 Book Expense; 10% Minister's An- 
nuity Fund; Hospitalization for Minister and Family; Manse; One 
Month's Vacation). 

The questions to Mr. Byrd, Mr. Barksdale, and to the Congre- 
gation were answered in the affirmative. 

Reverend Edwin O. Byrd, Jr. was Installed as Minister and Rev- 
erend James P. Barksdale, Jr. as Associate Minister. 

The Installation Prayer for the Elders, Deacons, Trustees, and 
Pastors was made by W. D. Kuenzli. 

The Charge to the Pastors was made by Randolph Norton, and the 
Charge to the Officers by Robert F. Stokes. The Charge to the Congre- 
gation was made by Harvey W. Johnston, M. D. 

Before singing the hymn, "I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer 
Art", the Commission retired to the Library for the purpose of ap- 
proving Minutes. As the Commission retired, Reverend Edwin O. 
Byrd, Jr. and Reverend James P. Barksdale, Jr. took charge and had 
the remaining part of the service in the Sanctuary. 

The Minutes of the Commission were approved and Harvey W. 
Johnston, M. D. led in the closing prayer. 

Mrs. Ray L. Gardner 

Secretary 

A Certificate of Dismissal for Curtis W. Medlin from 
Kings Mountain Presbytery was received. 

Thomas B. Tyndall and David H. Bowman were presented 
framed Certificates of Ordination upon signing the Roll Book 
of the Presbytery. 

Harry H. Bryan reported upon his travels and activities 
for a year on behalf of the mission work of the Church in 
several countries in the Orient. 

The report of Presbytery's Council was presented by 
John M. Handley and received as information. 

The composition of the World Missions Committee, having 
already passed a First Reading, was read, adopted, and now 
becomes a part of the Manual. WORLD MISSION COM- 
MITTEE — A Committee composed of three ministers and three 
laymen, under "Evangelizing the World" section of the Pro- 
visional Manual. This Committee shall function as the in- 
novator and implementor of the church's interest in world 
missions and Presbytery's program growing out of such inter- 
ests. It shall function in relationship with other committees 
having interests in missions. 

The Council, on the basis of a report by David E. Wilkin- 
son on CHEC (Citizens Help Eliminate Crime), made the fol- 
lowing recommendations which were adopted: 

1. That Mecklenburg Presbytery endorse CHEC (Citizens Help Elimi- 
nate Crime). 



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2. That French B. O'Shields, Jr. be commended for his efforts in 
CHEC. 

3. That Presbytery encourage local sessions through their Service 
Committee to consider CHEC as an opportunity for individual 
members to witness their own faith in community affairs. 

4. That the Goals of CHEC as stated by Mr. O'Shields be adopted and 
published in the Minutes of Presbytery. 

Recess was taken for fifteen minutes. 

The Court reassembled and was led in prayer. 

French B. O'Shields, Jr. addressed the Court on the 
origin and aims of CHEC, and the following Goals were 
adopted: 

1. To create a public awareness of the serious problem of the constant 
increase of crime in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. 

2. To devise and implement ways of drawing the Community into 
the fight against crime. 

3. To provide information to the public on precautions that can be 
taken by individuals, home owners, and businesses to prevent being 
victimized by crime, and how to properly and quickly report a 
crime if victimized. 

4. To encourage citizens to cooperate with law enforcement officers 
by devising and implementing a method whereby information can 
be channeled in such a way that citizens do not have to worry 
about reprisals, thus eliminating their fear of working with the 
police. 

5. To provide the public with information as to exactly what the 
crime situation is in our Community and how it is being handled 
throughout the "criminal justice system", i. e. police practices, 
prosecutorial policies, court practices, correctional methods, pro- 
bational and parole policies and practices. 

6. To carry out a continuous critical study and constructive evalu- 
ation of our North Carolina System of Criminal Justice and its 
five separately organized parts: a. police b. courts c. probation 
d. corrections e. parole. 

7. To devise and implement ways of speaking to governmental bodies 
and public officials relative to reforming and improving any part 
or procedure of North Carolina's Criminal Justice System. 

8. To evaluate candidates for public office, governmental and ju- 
dicial, and encourage the support of those who, otherwise quali- 
fied and competent, have great concern for and give priority to 
the problem of crime. 

9. To study and inform the public as to the influence and relation- 
ship of various sociological, economic and geographical factors in 
the problem of crime, and seek to encourage viable solutions to 
these as they relate to the problem of crime. 

The report of the Task Force on the Public School Crisis 
was made by Fred C. Holder and its recommendations ad- 
opted as follows: 

1. That the Presbytery commend the School Administration, Staff 
and Teachers for their diligence and extra labor on behalf of our 
students and our schools; 

2. That the work of many volunteers in helping the schools through 
a trying time be acknowledged; 



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3. That Presbytery express appreciation to the local news media for 
keeping the community informed, especially the newspapers which 
carried extensive listings for ready reference; 

4. That Presbytery express appreciation especially to WBT & WBTV 
for their leadership in seeking to keep our community sound in 
the face of our diverse positions; 

5. That Presbytery engage in prayer for those on all sides of this 
issue asking God's blessings upon them and upon our entire com- 
munity and especially the School Administration Staff, Facilities, 
and Schools. 

6. That in recognizing that present ways and means of providing 
both quality and equality of education are certainly not ideal so- 
lutions, we respectfully request the executive, judicial and legisla- 
tive branches of our government to continue the search for less 
costly and more desirable ways to provide quality education for 
all. We also encourage all churches and churchmen to work dil- 
igently to stabilize neighborhoods that are presently in transition 
and to recognize that the ultimate solution to the problem con- 
fronting us is a truly integrated society. 

The report of the Committee on Court Meetings was 
presented by Russell M. Kerr, and the following recommend- 
ations were adopted as a First Reading of the Manual: 

The Committee recommends: 

1. That the invitation of the First Church, Rockingham, for Presby- 
tery to hold its May, 1971 meeting there be accepted with appreci- 
ation. 

2. That the provisional manual in regard to election of Commissioners 
to General Assembly be revised, as follows: (FIRST READING) 

Chapter Six — 1: After first paragraph, substitute: 

Nominate Commissioners to the General Assembly under the follow- 
ing provisions: 

1. Commissioners shall be elected at the February Meeting of Presby- 
tery. 

2. Before making his report, the Chairman of the Personnel Committee 
shall review for the Presbytery the rules of election of Commis- 
sioners. 

3. The Personnel Committee shall nominate one and one-half times 
the number of ministers and one and one-half times the number of 
ruling elders that the Presbytery is entitled to send to the General 
Assembly. The list of nominees shall be included in the Personnel 
Committee's report and be mailed along with the advance infor- 
mation materials before the meeting of Presbytery when the 
election is to be held. 

4. After the report of the Committee, the floor shall be open for 
nominations. 

5. From these nominated, the Presbytery shall elect the number of 
commissioners to which it is entitled and an equal number of 
alternates, to be designated by number, as first, second, etc., ac- 
cording to the number of votes received. 

6. Voting shall be by secret ballot. After the ballot, a motion will be 
in order to elect, by acclamation, in order of votes received, a suf- 
ficient number of Commissioners and alternates to the forth-coming 
meeting of General Assembly. 

7. The Commissioner receiving the highest number of votes shall be 
named Chairman. It shall be the Chairman's responsibility to ar- 



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range a meeting of Commissioners to discuss the responsibilities 
of the Commissioners, and to acquaint new Commissioners with the 
procedures of the General Assembly. 

8. In case a Commissioner cannot attend General Assembly, he shall 
notify the Stated Clerk, who shall then issue a Commission to the 
alternate, beginning with number one. 

9. Commissioners shall report to the Presbytery, through the Chair- 
man, at its next stated meeting following the General Assembly. 

Guide Lines For Consideration By The Personnel 

Committee in Connection With The Nomination 

of Commissioners: 

1. The Personnel Committee shall maintain a list of all ministers of 
the Presbytery, noting each member's last attendance upon a 
meeting of the General Assembly, from this or some other Presby- 
tery. The Committee shall provide for members of the Presbytery 
to be nominated in a manner as to assure that all teaching elders 
shall be considered by the Presbytery for election as a Commis- 
sioner. Because of the size of our Presbytery, persons nominated 
as Commissioners shall have served in the Presbytery for at least 
two years. Ordinarily a member of Presbytery shall not be nomi- 
nated for four years after having served as a Commissioner. 

2. A list of churches of the Presbytery shall be maintained by the 
Committee noting when an elder from that church last represented 
the Presbytery at a meeting of the General Assembly. It shall be the 
purpose of the Committee on Personnel to seek out elders to repre- 
sent the Presbytery, attempting to make it possible for elders from 
all churches of the Presbytery to have opportunity to be con- 
sidered by the Presbytery for service in the capacity of Commis- 
sioner. 

3. Sessions of churches shall be advised as to when a meeting of the 
Personnel Committee for the purpose of making nominations is to 
be held and be encouraged to suggest Elders from that Church who 
might well represent the Presbytery as a Commissioner to the 
General Assembly. A short statement of qualifications should be 
sent with the suggested name. 

Chapter Six— 2: (1) Delete lines 4, 5, 6. 

The report of the Committee on Interpretations was pre- 
sented by Robert Turner and its recommendations adopted 
and the Stated Clerk was ordered to forward same to the 
Mayor and Chief of Police. 

(1) That Mecklenburg Presbytery assure those responsible for making 
and enforcing laws regarding the control of degrading and ob- 
scene activities in our communities that they have its full 
support. 

(2) That church Sessions take seriously their responsibility to make 
provision for the proper and effective instruction in, and appli- 
cation of, the New Testament principles to all areas and issues 
of life. That the problems of the community become the concern 
of the Church for study and action. 

(3) That our news media be called upon to refuse to present ad- 
vertising that appeals to the base and prurient. 

(4) That individual Christians abstain from attending places where 
persons are belittled and dehumanized through exploitation. 

(5) That churches encourage adult members to be informed regarding 



24 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

literature, theatre and entertainment opportunities in the com- 
munity and exercise discretion in attending and promoting these. 

(6) That individual Christians, Sessions and groups study the situ- 
ation in their community to determine whether or not stronger 
laws dealing with pornography and obscenity are needed. If so 
determined that letters be written to legislators urging enact- 
ment of laws adequate to deal with the situation. 

(7) That the "Newsletter" Morality In Media. 1256 Lexington Ave., 
New York, N. Y. 10028 be commended to those interested in keep- 
ing abreast of what some people are doing to fight smut and 
learning of some things that can be done to assist with this 
fight. 

An announcement was made concerning the coming meet- 
ing to present COCU (Consultation on Church Union) on Oc- 
tober 15, 1970 at the First Church, Burlington, North Carolina. 

Recess was taken for lunch following a Table Blessing 
offered by Douglas L. Paulson. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

The Court reassembled and was led in prayer by Kenneth 
P. Craig. 

David B. Jenkins, First Church, Rockingham, was nomi- 
nated Moderator-In-Nomination by J. S. Russell, Jr. and elec- 
ted by acclamation. 

At the request of the Moderator, Marcus B. Prince, Jr. 
took the Chair. 

The report of the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work was presented by the Chairman Robert J. James. It 
was received and its recommendations adopted. 

1. That the call of the First Presbyterian Church of Ellerbe, North 
Carolina for the services of The Rev. Curtis W. Medlin be found in 
order and presented to him upon his reception into the Presbytery. 

2. (a) That all churches of the Presbytery be encouraged to include in 

their annual budget provision for the further training of Church 
personnel and that churches also be encouraged to grant time 
off for such study, 
(b) That leadership education be requested to consider providing 
financial assistance for further training for personnel from 
churches unable to include such provision in their annual 
budget. 

3. That Presbytery be reminded of the following minimum schedule 
for ministers' salaries effective January 1, 1971: 

(a) $6600.00 salary 

(b) $1000.00 Car allowance 

(c) Full 10% of the Minister's Annuity Fund 

(d) Hospitalization insurance 

(e) Basic utilities or a realistic amount 

(f) Manse or housing allowance 

4. That Presbytery receive the request of The Rev. Doug Paulson. 

Douglas L. Paulson offered his resignation as Pastor of 
the St. Andrews Church and requested a Letter of Dismissal 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 25 

to the Presbytery of Enoree in order that he might accept a 
call extended to him by the Routh Memorial Church in Spar- 
tanburg. The St. Andrews Church, through its representative, 
was heard and reported that it concurred with Mr. Paulson in 
requesting the dissolution of the pastoral relationship. The 
motion prevailed granting a letter to Mr. Paulson, and with it 
a letter of appreciation of his services. 

The report of the Committee on Pre-Ordination was made 
by Oliver W. Carmichael and the following recommendations 
adopted: 

That Miss Laura Buzard be received as a Candidate for 
the Ministry of the Word under the care of Presbytery upon 
receipt of her letter of dismissal from Hanover Presbytery. 
Miss Buzard will be a Campus Christian Life Worker; 

That Mr. Donald Eric Stroud, a member of Christ Church, 
be presented for examination as a Candidate for the Ministry 
of the Word. Mr. Stroud gave his personal experience and 
sense of call testimony, and the motion prevailed that he be 
enrolled as a Candidate. The Moderator led in a service of 
dedication and a charge was delivered to the Candidate and 
prayer offered by his Pastor, Robert W. Rayburn; 

Candidate James Paxton Wray, a member of the Sardis 
Church, was presented for examination for Ordination as an 
Evangelist, as previously acted upon by the Court. The Book 
of Church Order was strictly adhered to in his examination, 
all portions being sustained as satisfactory, and the motion 
prevailed that Mr. Wray be Ordained as an Evangelist. 

The Ordination of James Paxton Wray as an Evangelist 
was effected by the laying on of hands, Paul Douglas Heidt 
presiding. A charge to the Ordained was delivered by T. W. 
Tucker, his Pastor, and prayer was offered by his Father, Rul- 
ing Elder J. Q. Wray. 

Curtis W. Medlin, dismissed from Kings Mountain Pres- 
bytery, was presented for examination. He testified as to his 
personal religious experience and the examination, as re- 
quired, was conducted. This examination in its parts and as 
a whole, being sustained as satisfactory, the motion prevailed 
that Mr. Medlin be admitted into the Presbytery upon signing 
the Roll Book. 

The call for the Pastoral services of Mr. Medlin from the 
First Presbyterian Church, Ellerbe, N. C. having been found in 
order was placed in his hands and accepted. Terms of the call 
are as follows: Salary $6,300.00; Manse; $900.00 Automobile 
Allowance; 10% Ministers Annuity Fund; Hospitalization for 
Minister and his Family, One month vacation, moving ex- 
penses. 



26 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

The following Commission was appointed to install Mr. 
Medlin: 

Commission Appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery 

To Install Reverend Curtis W. Medlin as Pastor of 

The Ellerbe Presbyterian Church on Sunday, 

September 27, 1970 at 8:00 P. M. 

Ministers: 

Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence, Chairman — To preside and propound 

the Constitutional Questions 

Rev. Zane M. Moore — To preach the Sermon 

Rev. David B. Jenkins — To deliver the Charge to the Pastor 

Rev. Taft A. Franklin — To have the Prayer of Installation 

Ruling Elders: 

Mr. G. B. Lamm — To deliver the Charge to the Congregation 
(Ellerbe) 

Mr. Herbert Spivey — To read the Scripture 
(Mt. Gilead) 

Mr. W. S. McRae (Ellerbe) 

Mr. Duncan McCaskill (Ellerbe) 

The above actions concluded the report of the Committee 
on Pre-Ordination and Examinations. 

The request of James Paxton Wray was granted dismiss- 
ing him to the Presbytery of Philadelphia in order that he 
might accept a call to the Wilkey Memorial United Presby- 
terian Church, Philadelphia. 

The report of the Pre-Ordination and In-Service Training 
Committee was presented by Fred C. Holder. It was received 
and its recommendation adopted: That the Committee engage 
leadership to begin pilot projects in training for mission 
with selected groups. 

A report of the Personnel Committee was presented and 
the nominations in that report were adopted and elections 
for vacancies filled by the vote of the Court. 

Leadership Education Committee: John M. McCaskill (Sardis) to re- 
place George B. Michie, Jr., who 
has resigned from this Committee, 
Class of 1971. 

Strategy and Research Committee: J. S. Russell, Jr. to replace J. H. J. 

Vernon, who has moved to the 
Presbytery of Kings Mountain, 
Class of 1970. 

Specialized Ministry Committee: J. Benjamin Kirkland, Jr., to re- 
place James P. Barksdale, Jr., who 
has moved to the Presbytery of 
Winston-Salem, Class of 1971. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 27 

The report of the Committee on Court Meetings, consist- 
ing of a Resolution of Thanks, was presented for the Com- 
mittee by French B. O'Shields, Jr. It was adopted and ordered 
sent to the congregation for publication for its members. 

"Mecklenburg Presbytery at its 267th Stated Meeting on Tues- 
day, September 22, 1970, expressed sincere appreciation to the Min- 
ister, The Reverend Horace H. Hilton, Jr. and the Officers of the 
Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church for their invitation to us to meet 
in this beautiful, inspiring and historical sanctuary. They have been 
a most gracious host. We wish also to express our gratitude to the 
Women of the Church for the delicious meal and refreshments, to 
Mrs. Joe Wainwright for the music, Mr. James Paxton Wray for his 
sermon, to Reverend Robert J. James, the current Moderator, and the 
Reverend J. S. Russell, Jr. the past Moderator, for their fine leader- 
ship in guiding Presbytery through the business of the day." 

The report of the Attendance Committee was presented 
by J. Arthur Beard, and is incorporated in the Enrollment. 

Notice was made of a meeting on the Restructure of the 
Synods and Presbyteries to be held on October 18, 1970, in the 
Third Persbyterian Church, 4019 Central Ave., Charlotte, 
N. C. It is understood that this is not an official meeting of 
Presbytery. 

The Minutes were read, corrected, and approved. 

Adjournment was with the Apostolic Benediction pro- 
nounced by the Moderator, Robert J. James. 



Thomas C. Bryan J. Cecil Lawrence 

Permanent Clerk, pro-tem Stated Clerk 



28 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

The Two Hundred and Sixty-Eighth 

Stated Meeting of 

Mecklenburg Presbytery 



Philadelphia Presbyterian Church 
Charlotte, North Carolina 
November 24, 1970 

The Presbytery met in the Philadelphia Church at 9:00 
A.M., and was called to order by Robert J. James, Moderator, 
who offered prayer. The hymn, "Praise The Lord, Ye Heavens 
Adore Him", was sung. 

The worship was led by Robert S. Owens, Jr. who brought 
a message on "Give Ye Them To Eat." 

ENROLLMENT: The following Teaching and Ruling El- 
ders were enrolled: 

Ministers: Joe P. Arnold, J. A. Beard, James N. Biggers, David H. 
Bowman, Edwin O. Byrd, Jr., Richard C. Brand, Jr., Harry H. Bryan, 
Thomas C. Bryan, Leonard H. Bullock, Frank H. Caldwell, James A. 
Cannon, Charles W. Coats, Roy W. Coker, Joseph E. Condro, Edward 
B. Cooper, W. B. H. Corkey, Kenneth P. Craig, Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., 
G. E. Dixon, William A. Dysard, Jr., James W. Eller, J. Brett Fenwick, 
James E. Fogartie, John F. Foy, Taft A. Franklin, Warner L. Hall, 
John M. Handley, Paul Douglas Heidt, A. Rudolph Hendricks, Glenn 
L. Hill, Horace H. Hilton, Jr., Fred C. Holder, Paul A. Home, Q. N. 
Huneycutt, Robert J. James, David B. Jenkins, Frank S. Jones, A. M. 
Keith, David C. Kennedy, J. Renwick Kennedy, Jr., Russell M. Kerr, 
Charles L. Kirby, J. Benjamin Kirkland, Jr., Wilbur D. Kuenzli, 
J. C. Laughlin, J. Cecil Lawrence, Neil C. Leach, William F. Long, 
R. R. Love, John A. Luddy, Jr., T. W. MacLean, Robert S. Maclin, 
III, James S. Mann, F. A. Mathes, Fred McAlister, Jr., J. R. Mc- 
Alpine, III, Angus G. Mclnnis, Curtis W. Medlin, Carl S. Miller, Zane 
M. Moore, W. D. Morton, Thomas J. Nash, III, French B. O'Shields, Jr., 
Robert S. Owens, Jr., E. P. Poe, Marcus B. Prince, Jr., Marcus B. 
Prince, III, R. H. Ramey, Jr., J. E. Ratchford, Robert W. Rayburn, 
W. C. Rhodes, Jr., Henry S. Robinson, J. S. Russell, Jr., Friedrich 
Schilling, Jr., H. Howard Smith, Marshal L. Smith, John E. Smylie, 
William A. Stewart, Jr., Horace E. Stoessel, E. Lee Stoffel, Joe E. 
Stowe, Franklin Toole, Jr., Leonard W. Topping, A. Leslie Thompson, 
E. T. Thompson, Jr., Paul P. Thrower, T. W. Tucker, Fred P. Turner, 
Robert Turner, Thomas B. Tyndall, Eldon D. Wadsworth, J. Ed Way- 
land, Jr., J. Edwin Wayland, Sr., David E. Wilkinson, T. Duke 
Williams. 

Ministers Excused: W. W. Thrower, Edward C. Wilson, Oliver W. 
Carmichael, C. E. S. Kraemer. 

Ministers Unexcused: Carl Uzzell and H. Louis Patrick. 

Ruling Elders: C. G. Boone, Albemarle First; Thomas S. Owens, 
Albemarle Road; Jack Baker, Altan; Ben Efird, Amity; G. D. Aitken, 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 29 

Avondale; Bill Steen, Badin; Frank P. Stevenson, Banks; G. W. Hager, 
W. H. Belk; Herbert Brown, Bethel; Hugh Harper, Bethlehem; Charlie 
Miller, Biscoe; Harry J. Rumple, Caldwell; Donald S. Kellam, Carmel; 
A. Lewis Wilson, Central Steele Creek; Thomas D. Sparrow, Charlotte 
First; M. E. Alexander, Christ; H. W. Linder, Clanton Memorial; 
George C. Freeman, Commonwealth-Eastminster; J. R. Thompson, 
Cooks Memorial; A. H. Baldwin, Covenant; Ernest B. Hunter, Jr., 
Covenant; James B. Kuykendall, Jr., Covenant; R. W. Blackwelder, 
East; B. A. Rudisill, Forest Hill; A. B. McNair, Hamlet First; Harley 
Sherrill, Hopewell; E. F. Kumm, Huntersville; Keith Williams, Indian 
Trail; Bill Grice, Johnston Memorial; Robert Smith, Locust; Jethro 
Morgan, Macedonia; J. M. Alexander, Mallard Creek; C. A. McRae, 
Marks Creek; E. Ross Cathey, McGee; William H. Henderson, Sr., Mc- 
Quay; Charles R. Hipp, Memorial; William D. Benton, Monroe First; 
James M. Nicholson, Mount Carmel; Albert McAuley, Mount Gilead; 
R. K. Allison, Myers Park; K. Martin Waters, Jr., Myers Park; 
Mrs. Lila Gleen, Newell; Vernon Ussery, Norwood; W. C. Wicker, 
Park Avenue; J. R. Wingate, Paw Creek; Julius Morgan, Pee Dee; 
Ralph E. Howell, Philadelphia; Sam Elliott, Plaza; J. Lee Robinson, 
Pleasant Hill; Jack Heard, Providence; Don Sink, Quail Hollow; 
W. C. Flowers, Robinson; Guy N. Trexler, Rockingham; David Coving- 
ton, Rourk; C. C. Cochrane, Saint Andrews; Bill Carroll., Saint Giles; 
R. Belk Hovis, Saint John; Calvin B. Baird, Sardis; Zan Law, Selwyn 
Avenue; Charles T. Alley, Sharon; James R. Perry, Six Mile Creek; 
Donnie Martin, Smallwood; J. J. Bigger, Sr., Steele Creek; J. C. 
Haywood, Stephenson; Wade Todd, Sugaw Creek; J. Bud Payne, 
Thomasboro; E. D. Jackson, Third; Charles E. Moore, Trinity; A. T. 
Russell, Troy; George Simpson, Turner; Johnny Mosley, Walkers- 
ville; T. R. Nisbet, Waxhaw; Paul Ranson, Westminster; Mrs. Eloise 
Stilwell, Westover Hills; Harvey L. Poole, Williams Memorial. 

Churches Excused: Wadesboro, Seigle Avenue, Norman, Cam- 
eronian, Raman. 

Churches Unexcused: Benton Heights, Beulah, Lee Park, Cam- 
den, Morven, Candor, Ellerbe, First Union, Hawley Memorial, Hickory 
Grove, Indian Trail, Marshville, New Salem, Matthews, Mulberry, 
Oakboro, Ridgecrest, Ramah, South Tryon, Star. 

A Quorum was declared present. 

Visiting brethren and Ruling Elders attending their first 
meeting of Presbytery were introduced and welcomed. 

Moderator-in-Nomination, David B. Jenkins, was elected 
by acclamation and accepted the gavel from the retiring Mod- 
erator, Robert J. James. 

The Docket was presented by Russell M. Kerr, Chairman 
of the Committee on Court Meetings. It was adopted. 

THE DOCKET 

1. Opening Worship — Hunger Committee — Robert S. Owens, Jr. 

2. Enrollment of Presbytery and Introduction of Visiting Brethren 
Recognition of Ruling Elders attending Presbytery for the first 
time 

3. Election of Moderator — Reverend David B. Jenkins, Moderator- 
Nominee 

4. Adoption of Docket (Court Meetings) Russell M. Kerr, Chairman 

5. Report of Committee on Arrangements — Russell M. Kerr 



30 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

6. Appointment of Standing Committees 

1. Bills and Overtures 

2. Attendance 

3. Tellers 

7. Communications and New Business (Referral to Proper Commit- 
tees) 

(All new business must be before the Court by the end of the first 
recess) 

8. Recess 10:15-10:30 A.M.; Recess for lunch 12:30-1:30 P.M.; Recess 
3:30-3:45 P.M. 

9. Presbytery's Council — John M. Handley, Chairman 

(Report of Budget and Stewardship Committee — French B. O'- 
Shields, Jr., Chm.) 

10. Committee on Hunger — Mrs. Virginia Jones, Chairman 
(Special Order 11:45-12:30 P.M.) 

11. Nomination of Moderator Nominee (First Order after lunch) 

12. Pre-Ordination and Examinations Committee — Oliver W. Car- 
michael, Chairman (Second Order after lunch) 

13. Commission on the Minister and His Work — Robert J. James, 
Chairman 

14. Commissions to be appointed 

15. Report of Division of Court Meetings — James E. Fogartie, Chair- 
man 

1. Personnel Commttee — Henry S. Robinson, Chairman 

2. Court Meetings Committee — Russell M. Kerr, Chairman 
(Second Reading Re: Commissioners to the General Assembly) 

3. Interpretations Committee — Robert Turner, Chairman 

4. Worship Committee — Warner L. Hall, Chairman 

16. Unfinished Business: Resolutions, Thanks, Attendance, Etc. 

17. Reading and Adoption of Minutes 

18. Adjournment with Apostolic Benediction 

The host pastor, Russell M. Kerr, welcomed the Court and 
reported for the Committee on Arrangements. His report was 
received as information. 

The Moderator appointed the following Standing Commit- 
tees: 

BILLS AND OVERTURES 

William F. Long, Chairman 
Marshal L. Smith 
W. W. Thrower 
Curtis W. Medlin 

ATTENDANCE 

Taft A. Franklin, Chairman 
H. Howard Smith 
Paul P. Thrower 
J. Arthur Beard 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 31 

Communications were read and referred. Letters of Dis- 
missal for the following Ministers were presented: T. A. 
Little, Jr., Presbytery of Potomac; Alexander J. McKelway, 
Presbytery of Hanover; and Robert S. Hough, Presbytery of 
Everglades. 

The report of the Commission to install Curtis W. Medlin 
as Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Ellerbe, was 
presented and admitted to record: 

Service Of Installation For Reverend Curtis W. Medlin As Pastor Of 
The First Presbyterian Church, Ellerbe, North Carolina 

September 27, 1970 

The Commission met on September 27, 1970, at 7:30 P.M. at the 
Church. Commission members present were: Ministers: J. Cecil 
Lawrence, Chairman; Zane M. Moore, David B. Jenkins, and Taft A. 
Franklin. Ruling Elders: G. B. Lamm, Herbert Spivey and Duncan 
McCaskill. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by Taft A. 
Franklin. J. Cecil Lawrence was elected Secretary of the Com- 
mission. The Commission recessed for the Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. Herbert Spivey read the Scripture and 
Zane M. Moore had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by Zane M. Moore on the topic "Faith 
or Failure". 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the In- 
stallation Service. 

The Chairman propounded the Constitutional Questions to the 
Minister, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the Constitutional Questions to the Ellerbe Con- 
gregation, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Members 
of the Commission then gave the new Pastor the right hand of fellow- 
ship. The Chairman then declared that Curtis W. Medlin had been 
regularly elected, and installed as Pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Ellerbe, North Carolina. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by David B. Jenkins. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by G. B. Lamm. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by David B. Jenkins. 

J. Cecil Lawrence, Secretary 



32 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Fred C. Holder announced an invitation from the Board 
of Christian Education to attend workshops in March concern- 
ing curricula to meet the needs of all ages in the congregation. 
This was received as information. 

The first part of the report of Presbytery's Council was 
presented by John M. Handley, Chairman. In connection with 
this report, the Budget and Stewardship Committee was pre- 
sented by French B. O'Shields, Jr., Chairman. With revisions, 
its recommendations were adopted. 

Report of Budget and Stewardship Committee 

1. That for 1971 "Committee Operating Expense" be officially defined 
as necessary postage, parking, telephone calls, and mileage of 8< 
per mile for the miles exceeding 40 miles per round trip for any 
member who lives within the bounds of Presbytery; that due to 
the nature of its work, the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work be excluded from the limitations of this "definition," and 
that the Central Treasurer be authorized to pay only those "ex- 
penses" and only then when the voucher is signed by the Commit- 
tee Chairman. 

2. That the Budget of $901,011.00 be adopted as the 1971 Presbytery 
Benevolent Asking Budget, and that all Committees be advised 
that firm plans for expenditures are to be made only after the 1971 
Spending Budget is presented and adopted. That the Central 
Treasurer be authorized to operate at the 1970 level until the 
1971 Spending Budget is adopted with priority being given to 
pastor's salaries and fixed appropriations. 

3. That the 1971 Proposed Presbytery Business Fund Budget of $74,- 
266.00 be adopted. 

4. That the 1971 per capita Business Fund Assessment be set at $2.00 
(37,197 communicants as of 12/31/69 x $2.00 = $74,394.00). 

The Business Fund Budget was adopted. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 33 

MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY BUSINESS FUND BUDGET 

1971 — PROPOSED 

A. Office of General Presbyter — Stated Clerk: 

1. General Presbyter — Stated Clerk: 

1970 1971 

A. Salary $ 8,750.00 $ 9,250.00 

B. House Allowance 2,100.00 2,100.00 

C. Travel Allowance 1,800.00 1,800.00 

D. Utilities 1,000.00 1,000.00 

E. M. A. F 1,365.00 1,415.00 

F. Hospitalization 314.25 314.25 

2. Secretarial Help 

A. Salary 5,700.00 6,000.00 

B. Social Security 273.60 312.00 

C. Hospitalization 135.00 125.09 

Substitute Secretary 750.00 1,200.00 

3. Discretionary Fund 1,000.00 1,000.00 

4. Postage, Materials 2,000.00 2,000.00 

5. Phone _ 600.00 600.00 

Total Expenses $26,060.85 $27,116.34 

B. General Presbytery Expenses: 

1. Synod Assessment $17,744.64 $19,039.32 

2. General Assembly Assessment 14,312.76 15,994.71 

3. Expenses of Hosting Presbytery 400.00 400.00 

4. Printing and mailing Minutes of 

Presbytery 2,750.00 3,000.00 

5. Business Fund Obligation for 1969 2,150.60 1,800.00 

Total Expenses $37,358.00 $40,234.03 

C. Office of the Central Treasurer: 

1. Salaries: 1970 1971 

A. Baird: 

Salary 1,800.00 1,680.00 

Social Security 86.40 97.36 

B. Walsh: 

Salary 3,018.00 3,138.00 

Social Security 144.86 163.18 

Hospitalization 125.09 125.09 

2. Rent $ 1,056.00 $ 1,122.00 

3. Phone 240.00 240.00 

4. Postage, Supplies and Miscellaneous ... _ 350.00 350.00 



TOTAL EXPENSES $6,820.35 $6,915.63 

GRAND TOTAL $70,239.20 $74,266.00 

The Court recessed for 15 minutes. 

The Provisional Manual with revisions by the Council 
was adopted as a final reading. 



34 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Chapter Suggested Revision: 

2-1 There shall be four stated meetings of the Presbytery each 

(p. 3) year. These shall be held on the fourth Tuesday in Febru- 
ary, May, Sept., and the 3rd Tuesday of November. 

2-2 Meetings shall be convened at 9:00 A.M. . . . 

(p. 3) 

3-2 Substitute General Presbyter for Executive Presbyter 

(p. 4) e. Worship at meetings of Presbytery shall be ordered by 
the Worship Committee in consultation with the Court 
Meetings Committee and with the Moderator and the 
General Presbyter. The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper 
shall be celebrated at the February Stated Meeting and 
at such other stated meetings as may be designated by the 
Worship Committee. The Council on recommendation of 
the Worship Committee shall designate the preacher, and 
the host minister ordinarily shall administer the sacra- 
ments. 

5-1 (2) Chrstian Education Committee instead of Leadership 

(p. 9) Education Committee 

a. Membership — 9 ministers, 15 lay members 

b. Functions 

1. Liaison with Presbytery-level organizations. 
This committee will offer to Presbytery and the in- 
dividual churches ways to develop responsible leaders 
for the Men of the Church, Women of the Church, and 
Youth Organizations. 

This committee will provide leadership training in 
such areas as: Evangelism, Home and Family Nurture, 
Vocational Guidance, and the whole Education Pro- 
gram (Church School, Lab School, etc.) including 
Presbytery-wide functions and specific local training 
sessions on request. 

It shall work as the training arm for any of the other 
committees on request. 

2. This committee will concern itself with providing 
rallies, conferences, lab schools, training centers and 
special retreats to enrich the total educational pro- 
gram of the Presbytery. It shall offer assistance to the 
local church in planning for such activities. It is the 
duty of this committee to operate and manage any 
facilities owned for the purpose of camping or re- 
treats by Presbytery. 

5-2 (2) Strategy and Research Committee 

(p. 10) b. Functions: Research — . . . End functions with first 

paragraph with this addition following to carry out 
our mission . . . including the development of guide- 
lines for establishment of new churches; the dissolving 
of existing churches; and the grouping, merging, or 
relocation of churches. 

It shall be available to other committees for assistance. 

(3) Creation of new committee called 

Deployment and Sustentaiion of Churches 

a. Membership — 6 ministers; 6 lay members 

b. Functions: It shall be the duty of this committee to 
make recommendations to Presbytery and implement 
recommendations: (a) the establishment of new 
churches; (b) the dissolving of existing churches; (c) 
the grouping or merging or relocating of churches for 
more effective ministry. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 35 

1. Benevolence support for aid-receiving churches. 
*, ** It shall be required that this committee review 
and approve the total budget of aid-receiving church- 
es before Presbytery benevolent funds can be re- 
leased. 

*An aid-receiving church is one which receives any 
financial aid from Presbytery. 
**And building program (including the architectural 
plans) envisioned by an aid-receiving church must 
be approved by this committee. 

2. Loans — requests for approval or co-signing of 
loans for local churches are to be approved by this 
committee prior to their presentation to the Council 
and Presbytery. 

(4) Re-number World Missions Committee. 

(5) Re-number Specialized Ministry Committee. 

6-1 (2) Substitute General Presbyter for Executive Presbyter 

(p. 12) in first sentence. 

7-4 (a) (1) Nominate to Presbytery for election the General Pres- 
(p. 13) byter, (omit any) Assistant or Associate Presbyters, Hos- 

pital Chaplains, Camp Director, if such employ be 
needed, and (omit whatever) others who may be needed 
in fulfilling the staff duties of the office of the General 
Presbyter. 

7-4 (c) (2) 3. End first sentence after General Presbyter. 

(p. 14) 

7-4 (c) (3) In cooperation with the Court Meetings Committee: 

(p. 14) 1. Prepare a packet of committee reports for each stated 

meeting of Presbytery. The word packet shall be sub- 
stituted thereafter wherever the word summary ap- 
pears. Begin second sentence with This packet (omit- 
ting copies of). 

Third sentence — The proposed docket of the upcoming 
Presbytery meeting shall be prepared by Court Op- 
erations Committee and submitted to Council and 
mailed in advance with this packet. 
(p. 15) 5. Council shall elect from its membership the chair- 

man of each of the Divisions of Presbytery: . . . 

11-1 Substitute General Presbyter for Executive in last sen- 

(p. 17) tence. 

12-1 Presbytery shall elect a General Presbyter, and it may 

(p. 17) elect Associates or Assistants in this office, who shall 

work together for the ordering and promotion of all the 

business of Presbytery. 

Third sentence — . . . the prerogative of one person 

(typographical) 
12-2 The General Presbyter shall not necessarily be a min- 

(p. 17) ister. Omit remainder of paragraph, adding sentence — 

The term of office of the General Presbyter shall be 

three years. 

12-3 First sentence — substitute General for Executive Presby- 

(p. 19) ter. 

Parentheses following first sentence (Including Central 
Treasurer, Hospital Chaplains, Camp Administrator, and 
Program Director in addition to Associate Presbyters). 
Second sentence — All relations with staff personnel 
shall be subject to renewal at least every three years. 
Page 1, last paragraph: I. Basic Presuppositions Regarding Presbytery, 
Change From: "We exist in interdependence. The Session is Presby- 



36 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

tery in action in a given location, just as the higher courts are the 
Session in action in broader areas of mission. None of these courts is 
an end in itself. They are only means by which responsible Presbysters 
at all levels seek, not to represent their constituency, but to seek the 
mind of Christ and then to initiate and effectively carry out His 
ministry in the given area of responsibility (Session, Presbytery, 
Synod, General Assembly.)" 

CHANGE TO READ AS FOLLOWS: 

"We exist in interdependence. No court is an end in itself. Church 
courts are means by which responsible Presbyters at all levels seek, 
not to represent their constituency, but to seek the mind of Christ and 
then to initiate and effectively carry out His Ministry in the given 
area of responsibility (Session, Presbytery, Synod, General As- 
sembly)." 

The full Provisional Manual will be printed separately. 

William A. Stewart, Jr., Chairman of the Camping and 
Retreat Committee, requested for the Committee that it be 
dissolved, its responsibilities assigned to the new Christian 
Education Committee, and its members be relieved of all 
further responsibilities. The motion prevailed granting this 
request. 

A Special Committee was appointed to edit the Manual 
and put it in final form for printing. Members of the Com- 
mittee: Robert Turner, Chairman, Charles L. Kirby, Mrs. Ray 
L. Gardner, Marcus B. Prince, III. 

As a Special Order, a presentation of the Problem of 
Hunger was made under the direction of Mrs. Virginia Jones, 
Hunger Committee Chairman. Assisting on the presentation 
were Miss Jennifer Woods, Hank Neely, R. P. Allison, Prin- 
cipal of First Ward Elementary School, Robert S. Owens, Jr., 
and Eldon D. Wadsworth. The Committee was thanked for its 
presentation. 

Announcement concerning a Workshop on Hunger to be 
held at the Myers Park Presbyterian Church on January 5, 
1971, 7:30 P.M. was made and received as information. 

The Court recessed for lunch at 12:30 P.M. following 
prayer by A. Rudolph Hendricks. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

The Court resumed its session at 1:30 P.M. with the singing 
of the hymn, "The Church's One Foundation" and prayer was 
offered by Chaplain Fred R. McAlister. 

French B. O'Shields, Jr. was nominated for Moderator-in- 
Nomination and elected by acclamation. 

The request of Thomas C. Bryan that he be honorably re- 
tired as of December 31, 1970 was granted. He was ordained 
May 10, 1925. 

The report of the Pre-Ordination and Examinations Com- 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 37 

mittee was presented by Zane M. Moore who introduced 
Gerald B. Hurst, a member of the Philadelphia Church, as a 
Candidate for the Ministry of the Word and Sacraments. He 
testified as to his personal religious experience and sense of 
call. His statement was sustained as satisfactory, and he was 
received as a Candidate in the prescribed reception procedure 
conducted by the Moderator, assisted by the Candidate's Pas- 
tor, Russell M. Kerr and J. Renwick Kennedy, Jr. 

Paul Douglas Heidt, on behalf of the Pre-Ordination and 
Examinations Committee, presented Miss Laura Isabelle Buz- 
ard for examination for Ordination as a Minister of the Word 
and Sacraments; her call to serve as a Christian Campus Life 
Minister being found consistent with the Book of Church 
Order. 

Miss Buzard preached on the theme, "Thanksgiving In 
Contrast, But Still Thanksgiving." This was sustained as satis- 
factory. The full examination was conducted in compliance 
with the requirements in the Book of Church Order. This ex- 
amination in all its parts and as a whole was sustained as 
satisfactory, and the motion prevailed that she be Ordained. 
Her call from the Campus Christian Life Committee was found 
in order, placed in her hands and accepted. Terms of the Call 
are as follows: 

Presbyterian Synod Of Norih Carolina and the Local Campus 
Christian Life Committee of Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, N. C. 

The Campus Christian Life Committee of the Synod of North 
Carolina, with the approval of the local Campus Christian Life Com- 
mittee of Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, North Carolina, being on 
sufficient grounds well satisfied with the qualifications of you, Miss 
Laura Buzard, and having good hopes from our past experience of 
your labors, that your ministrations in the Gospel will be profitable 
to our spiritual interests, do earnestly call and desire you to undertake 
the Campus Christian Life ministry at Presbyterian Hospital, promis- 
ing you in the discharge of your duty all proper support, assistance, 
and encouragement. In order that you may be free from worldly cares 
and avocations, we promise and oblige ourselves to pay the sum of 
$6,000.00 yearly in regular monthly payments, together with $300.00 
travel allowance, contingency fund — $214.00, Major Medical insurance 
policy under the Board of Annuities and Relief, Presbyterian Church, 
US, a rent free apartment in the nurses' residence, annuity retire- 
ment fund, Board of Annuities and Relief, Presbyterian Church, US, 
moving expenses for your furniture to Charlotte, one month's vacation 
each year. 

In testimony where of we have respectfully subscribed our names 
the 11th day of September A.D. 1970. 

Lawrence K. Boggs, M.D. Will H. Terry 

Chairman, local Campus Chairman, Synod Campus 

Christian Life Committee Christian Life Committee 

David E. Wilkinson James P. Richardson 

Chaplain, Presbyterian Hospital Director, Presbyterian Hospital 



38 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

The following Commission was appointed to Ordain Miss 
Buzard as a Minister of the Word and the Sacraments. 

Commission Appointed By Mecklenburg Presbylery To Ordain 

Miss Laura Buzard As Minister To Students, Presbyterian Hospital, 

Charlotte, North Carolina On November 30, 1970, At 7:30 P.M., 

Chapel, Presbyterian Hospital 

Ministers: 

David E. Wlikinson, Chairman 

Paul D. Buzard — To Preach the Sermon 

Miss Julia P. Simmons — To deliver the Charge to the Minister 

Horace E. Stoessel — Ordination Prayer 

William H. Terry — To propound the Constitutional Questions 

J. Cecil Lawrence — To read the Scripture 

Ruling Elders: 

Lawrence K. Boggs, M.D. (Covenant) 

Miss Sara P. Little, Ph.D. 

James Barnhardt (Covenant) 

Mrs. Ray L. Gardner (Seigle Avenue) 

P.S. To be invited to participate in Service: Reverend Paul D. Buzard, 
Miss Julia P. Simmons, Miss Sara P. Little, Ph.D. and Reverend 
William H. Terry. 

In a separate action, the motion prevailed that Miss Buzard 
be granted the right to administer the Sacraments without re- 
ferring this matter to a Session. 

The following members of the Court requested that their 
names be recorded as being opposed to the above action: Robert 
S. Owens, Jr., Paul A. Home, George W. Hager, Marshal L. 
Smith, Joseph F. Condro, T. W. MacLean, Robert J. James, 
Curtis W. Medlin, John F. Foy, J. Brett Fenwick, Robert 
Turner, Fred C. Holder. 

The Court recessed for 15 minutes. 

Upon resumption of its session, the Committee on Pre- 
ordination and Examinations, through Zane M. Moore, pre- 
sented the following for reception as Ministers: Robert S. 
Hough, Everglades Presbytery; Thomas A. Little, Jr., Potomac 
Presbytery; and Alexander J. McKelway, Hanover Presbytery. 

Robert S. Hough testified as to his personal religious ex- 
perience and his views. His statement and examination were 
sustained as satisfactory. The motion prevailed that he be 
enrolled and that the call for his pastoral services from the 
East Church be placed in his hands and that a Commission be 
appointed to install him. 

Thomas A. Little, Jr. testified as to his personal religious 
experience and his views. This was sustained as satisfactory, 
the call for his partoral services from St. Andrews Church was 
found in order and placed in his hands, and a Commission 
appointed to install him. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 39 

Alexander J. McKelway testified as to his personal re- 
ligious experience and beliefs. This was sustained as satisfac- 
tory, and he was granted permission to labor without the 
bounds of Presbytery as a professor at Davidson College. 

The report of the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work was presented by the Chairman, Robert J. James. 

The Report Of The Commission On The Minister And His Work 

Part I 

The following excerpts from the minutes of the Commission are 
submitted to Presbytery for admission to the record: 

1. The Commission met at the First Presbyterian Church in Char- 
lotte, N. C. on October 15, 1970 at 1:30 P.M. Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence 
opened the meeting with prayer. The following were present: Rev. 
Robert J. James, Chairman, Dr. Eugene P. Poe, Dr. E. Lee Stoffel, 
Miss Summers Tarlton, Mrs. Ernest B. Hunter, Mr. Edward O. 
Kenion, Mr. G. Douglas Aitken, Mr. Robert F. Stokes, Dr. J. Cecil 
Lawrence and Rev. William Long. 

The request of the Indian Hill Church for Dr. Q. N. Honeycutt as 
Supply for 1971 was approved. 

The call of the East Presbyterian Church for the ministerial services 
of The Rev. Robert S. Hough was reviewed and the terms of the 
call approved. The terms of the call are: 

Salary $8400.00 

Car Allowance $1200.00 

Vacation One month per year 

Annuity and Group Insurance 

Manse and Utilities 

Moving expense from Miami, Florida to Charlotte 

2. The Commission met at the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, 
N. C, on November 19, 1970 at 1:30 P.M. The meeting was opened 
with prayer by Chaplain David Hambrick. The following were 
present: Rev. Robert J. James, Chairman, Dr. Eugene P. Poe, Dr. E. 
Lee Stoffel, Miss Summers Tarlton, Mrs. Ernest B. Hunter, Mr. G. 
Douglas Aitken, Rev. William Long, Rev. Kenneth Craig, Mr. E. O. 
Kenion and Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence. 

Chaplain Hambrick reported briefly to the Commission and indi- 
cated that he was departing immediately for a second tour of duty 
in Vietnam. 

Rev. William Long led in a Prayer for Chaplain Hambrick and for 
all who serve in the military forces. 

The request of the Westover Hills Church for the services of The 
Rev. Carl Miller as Stated Supply for 1971 was approved. 
The Commission considered and recommends to Presbytery for ap- 
proval a letter having to do with the pastoral relationship of a 
former pastor, associate or assistant pastor upon their departure 
from a parish. 

The call of the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church for the ministerial 
services of The Rev. T. A. Little, Jr. was reviewed and the terms of 
the call approved. The terms of the call are: 

Salary $8000.00 

Housing Allowance $2400.00 

Car Allowance $1000.00 

Professional Allowance $100.00 



40 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Annuity and Group Insurance 
Four weeks leave for rest and recreation 
*50% of the current self -employment Social Security Tax 

*(The following item from the minutes of the 110th General As- 
sembly is called to the attention of Presbytery: 

"That the General Assembly call to the attention of 
Presbyterian ministers and churches the fact that 
Social Security Tax is a contract between the indi- 
vidual and the Federal Government; therefore, a 
church may not pay its minister's Social Security 
Tax for him. However, if a church desires to pay 
its minister or ministers, an allowance for all, or 
any part Qf, the Social Security Tax this is per- 
missible, but such amount must be reported by the 
minister(s) as income, subject to Federal Income 
Tax. Every Minister is advised to consult his In- 
ternal Revenue Service District or local office, or a 
reputable tax attorney.' 1 Minutes of the General 
Assembly, Pg. 155, Paragraph 11) 

In light of the above, the Commission considers all designated items 
in calls having to do with Social Security as a part of the salary of 
said call. 

Pari II 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That the call of the East Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N. C. for 
the services of The Rev. Robert S. Hough be found in order and 
presented to him upon his reception into Presbytery- 

2. That the call of the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, 
N. C. for the services of The Rev. T. A. Little, Jr. be found in order 
and presented to him upon his reception into Presbytery. 

3. That letters of transfer for The Rev. Robert S. Hough and the Rev. 

T. A. Little, Jr. from their respective Presbyteries be found in order 
and that they be admitted to examination looking to their recep- 
tion into the Presbytery. 

4. That Presbytery be reminded of the new minimum schedule for 
ministers' salaries effective January 1, 1971. 

5. That ministers and sessions be reminded that changes in the terms 
of calls to ministers are to be reported to Presbytery for Presby- 
tery's approval. Ministers and sessions are urged to respond as 
quickly as possible regarding such changes to Dr. Eugene P. Poe, 
Commission Sub-Committee Chairman on Ministers Health and 
Finances or to the Chairman of the Commission in order that a 
complete report can be compiled for the February meeting of 
Presbytery. 

6. That Presbytery record its approval of the attached letter having to 
do with the pastoral relationship of a former pastor, associate or 
assistant pastor, to a parish he has left. 

7. That Presbytery hear the request of The Rev. Thomas C. Bryan. 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work has been asked 
what pastoral relationship does a former pastor, associate or assist- 
ant pastor have to a parish he has left. In response the Commission 
asks the Presbytery to record its approval of the following: 

1. When Presbytery dissolves the pastoral relationship, that relation- 
ship is dissolved. Only the man duly installed by Presbytery is 
authorized to perform pastoral services among a particular con- 
gregation. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 41 



2. For a pastor, associate or assistant pastor to return to a former 
parish to perform pastoral services for the people, when they have 
another man as their pastor is for him to show a lack of taste and 
disregard for the minister who is there. The same is true for con- 
tinual visiting among the congregation, continual attendance at 
congregational functions, or in the hospitals. 

3. If he does return to assist in pastoral services such as weddings or 
funerals, it should be at the invitation of the pastor who is on the 
field. 

4. In this connection, the people are urged to give consideration to the 
pastors they have called; and to give them respect by calling upon 
them to perform these services. 

5. Any complaint to the Commission shall be responded to by the 
Chairman and two other members meeting privately with the 
brother who is accused of offending. Should they find the com- 
plaint valid, and should the practice continue, he shall be brought 
before the entire Commission to show cause why he should not be 
recommended for censure by the Presbytery. 

6. In the case of a minister in another Presbytery who is returning 
and giving offense in this way, the Commission shall communicate 
with the Commission on the Minister and His Work in that Presby- 
tery. 

7. The Chairman of the Commission is asked to send copies of this 
resolution to every minister in this Presbytery who has left a parish 
and is serving another within the Presbytery, or who is retired. 

8. When a minister leaves this Presbytery or is retired within the 
Presbytery, the General Presbyter is requested to send him a copy 
of this resolution in order that we all may be reminded to give 
respect to those who shall succeed us. 

9. The General Presbyter is asked to send a copy of this resolution 
immediately to the Clerk of every Session within the Presbytery, 
and the Chairman of every Board of Deacons; with the request that 
he read this resolution to his respective session or board. 

Calls were placed in the hands of Robert S. Hough and 
Thomas A. Little, Jr. to East and St. Andrews Churches re- 
spectively and the calls were accepted. The terms of these calls 
are given in the report of the Commission on the Minister and 
His Work. 

The following Commissions were appointed for installa- 
tions: 

Commission Apponted By Mecklenburg Presbytery To Install Dr. 

Robert S. Hough As Pastor Of The East Presbyterian Church On 

Sunday Night, November 29, 1970, At 7:30 P.M. 

Ministers: 

J. Cecil Lawrence, To preside and propound the Constitutional 
Questions 

Robert J. James 

Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., To preach the Sermon 

Frank H. Caldwell, To deliver the Charge to the Pastor 

Ruling Elders: 

J. Mason Wallace, Jr., (Sardis) 
D. G. Aitken (Avondale) 



42 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Joseph W. Grier, Jr. (Charlotte First) 

James R. Nisbet (Carmel), To deliver the Charge to the Congregation 

R. W. Blackwelder, Jr. (East) 

Commission Appointed By Mecklenburg Presbytery To Install 

Reverend Thomas A. Little, Jr. As Pastor Of The St. Andrews 

Presbyterian Church On Sunday, December 13, 1970 At 4:00 P.M. 

Ministers: 

Charles L. Kirby, Chairman, To preside and propound the Consti- 
tutional Questions 

William A. Stewart, Jr., To preach the Sermon 

Neil C. Leach, To deliver the Charge to the Congregation 

Joseph E. Condro 

John M. Handley 

J. Cecil Lawrence 

Ruling Elders: 

William A. White, Jr., To deliver the Charge to the Pastor (Myers 
Park) 

E. Nelson Cole (St. Andrews) 

G. D. Aitken (Avondale) 

Ronald E. White (St. Andrews) 

To be invited as guests: 

Reverend William Ellison (Dilworth Methodist Church) 

Mr. Richard Faulkner (Park Road Baptist Church) 

Mr. Wendell Sloan (Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church) 

Dr. Elmore Turner (First Christian Church) 

The Court resumed consideration of the report of Presby- 
tery's Council. The recommendations, having been acted upon. 

Upon recommendation of Presbytery's Council, the motion 
carried that the Camp Stewart property be sold and that the 
proceeds from the sale be held in escrow at interest until such 
time as Presbytery decides what use to make of the money. 
A Committee was appointed to represent the Presbytery in this 
sale as follows: J. Cecil Lawrence, Chairman, Robert H. 
Ramey, Jr., William A. Stewart, Jr., and James W. Price. 

By action, the Interpretations Committee was removed 
from the Docket at this meeting and ordered placed on the 
Docket for the February 1971 meeting. 

The report of the Division of Court Operations was pre- 
sented. 

The Personnel Committee report was presented by Henry 
S, Robinson, Chairman, and was adopted as follows: 

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE REPORT 

TRUSTEES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY: 

Edward W. DeArmon, Jr. (Third) (1971), Chairman 

1973— Herbert H. Browne, Jr. (Char- 
lotte First) 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 43 



PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: John M. Handley (1972), Chairman 

Ministers Elders 

1973— David B. Jenkins 1973— Thomas N. Massey, Jr., M.D. 

1973— J. s. Russell, Jr. (Trinity) 

1973 — Mrs. William Wildermuth 
(Wadesboro First) 

I. DIVISION OF ELDERS AND PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL 
A. Teaching Elder Section 

1. Pre-Ordination and Examinations: Oliver W. Carmichael 

(1972), Chairman 

Ministers Elders 

1973— Zane M. Moore 1973— Harry D. Watson (Amity) 

1973_p au l Douglas Heidt 1973— John E. Boyd (Sardis) 

2. Commission on the Minister and His Work: Robert J. James 

(1971), Chairman 

Ministers Elders 

1973 — Eugene P. Poe 1973 — Miss Summers Tarlton 

1973— E. Lee Stoffel (Seigle Avenue) 

1973— Billy G. McCall (Steele Creek) 

B. Ruling Elder Section 

Pre-Ordination and In-Service Training Commission: Fred C. 
Holder (1972), Chairman 

Minister Elder 

1973— H. E. Stoessel 1973— M. E. Alexander (Christ) 

II. DIVISION OF THE MISSION OF PRESBYTERY 

A. Strengthening The Church Section 

1. Evaluation and Review: E. T. Thompson, Jr. (1972), Chairman 

Minister Lay Member 

1973— Wayne R. Aughin- 1973— Edward W. DeArmon, Jr. (Third) 

baugh 

2. Christian Education: Joe E. Stowe (1972), Chairman 

Ministers Lay Members 

1971— David H. Bowman 1971— Charles Patterson (Charlotte 

1972— Marcus B. Prince, III First) 

1973— W. C. Rhodes 1972— Dan McCaskill (Biscoe) 

1973— James W. Eller 1973— John Banks Choate (Central 

1973— Joe P. Arnold Steele Creek) 

1973— Mrs. Edgar G. Kornegay 

(Charlotte First) 
1973— William L. Anderson (Sardis) 
1973 — Miss Peggy Barnes (Covenant) 
1973— Samuel E. Cornwell (West- 
minster) 

3. Publicity and Promotion: Randolph Norton (1972), Chairman 

Minister Lay Member 

1973— William A. Dysard, 1973— Mrs. Hugh D. Verner (Myers 

Jr. Park) 

B. Evangelizing The World 

1. Institutional Ministries: J. E. Wayland, Jr. (1972), Chairman 

Minister Lay Member 

1973— Walter D. Clark 1973— Lawrence K. Boggs, M.D. 

(Covenant) 



44 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Strategy and Research: Robert S. Owens, Jr. (1972), Chairman 
Ministers Lay Members 

1971 — Edwin O. Byrd, Jr. 1971 — Arthur Jones (Selwyn Avenue) 

1973— William A. Stewart, 1972— T. LaFontine Odom (Pleasant 

Jr. Hill) 

1973— James E. Fogartie 1972— Charles A. Hunter (Forest Hill) 

1973— Michael E. Gheesling (Seigle 

Avenue) 
1973 — James B. Kuykendall (Covenant) 

3. Deployment and Sustentation of Churches: Roy W. Coker 

(1973), Chairman 

Ministers Lay Members 

1971— J. Renwick Kennedy, 1971— Forney E. Michael (Paw Creek) 

Jr. 1971— W. D. Poteat (Newell) 

1971— James E. Ratchford 1972— George Stovall (Albemarle First) 

1972— Marcus B. Prince, Jr. 1972— Ross Miller (Thomasboro) 

1972— David E. Wilkinson 1973— William T. Alexander (Mallard 
1973— Roy W. Coker (Chm.) Creek) 

1973— Robert S. Maclin, III 1973 — J. Harvey Morrison, Jr. (Monroe 

First) 

4. Specialized Ministry: T. W. Tucker (1972), Chairman 

Ministers Lay Members 

1973— Leonard W. Topping 1973— Jack Tesh (Unionville) 

1973— Robert W. Rayburn 1973— Mike Mayfield (Charlotte First) 

5. World Missions: A. T. Trimble, Jr., Ph.D., (1973), Chairman 

Ministers Lay Members 

1971— Eldon D. Wadsworth 1971— Mrs. Philip F. Howerton 

1972— Eugene L. Daniel, Jr. (Charlotte First) 

1973— F. A. Mathes 1972— James B. Watt (Steele Creek) 

1973— A. T. Trimble, Jr., Ph.D., (Chm) 
(Charlotte First) 

III. DIVISION OF COURT OPERATION 

A. Administrative Section 

1. Personnel Committee (ELECTED BY PRESBYTERY) 

Gene A. Cathey (Sardis) (1971), Chairman 

Ministers Lay Members 

1973_j. r. Kennedy, Jr. 1973— Olson Huff, M.D. (Forest Hill) 

1973— Horace H. Hilton, Jr. 1973— Ernest B. Hunter (Covenant) 

2. Court Meetings: Russell M. Kerr, (1972), Chairman 

Minister Lay Member 

1973_William D. Morton 1973— Jack C. Cathey (Third) 

B. Theology Section 

1. Interpretation: Robert Turner (1972), Chairman 

Minister Lay Member 

1973 — H. Louis Patrick 1973 — J. Price Robinson (Common- 

wealth-Eastminster) 

2. Worship: Warner L. Hall (1971), Chairman 

Minister Lay Member 

1973— Richard C. Brand, Jr. 1973— Mrs. Olson Huff (Forest Hill) 



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Inter Church Action Board 

Minister Lay Members 

1972— A. Rudolph Hendricks 1971— Phillip McKinnon (Plaza) 

1972— F. Wayne Lee, M.D. (Myers 

Park) 
1972 — Mrs. H. R. Hrabanek (Provi- 
dence) 
1972 — James Dennis Rash (Charlotte 
First) 

Commission on Boundaries: Eugene P. Poe to replace James E 
Fogartie resigned. 

Gene A. Cathey was elected Chairman of the Personnel 
Committee and the following members were elected to it: J. 
Renwick Kennedy, Jr., Horace H. Hilton, Jr., Olson Huff, M.D. 
(Forest Hill), and Ernest B. Hunter (Covenant). 

The report of the Committee on Court Meetings was pre- 
sented by Russell M. Kerr, Chairman, and its recommendations 
were adopted. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the Presbytery accept with appreciation the invitation of 
Queens College to hold the May, 1972, meeting on the Queens 
Campus. 

2. That the Presbytery accept with appreciation the invitation of the 
Christ Presbyterian Church to hold the February 23, 1971 meeting. 

The Worship Committee made a verbal report through 
Warner L. Hall, Chairman. 

The Resolution of Thanks was presented for the Court 
Meetings Committee by William D. Morton and was adopted. 

At the close of our 268th meeting this 24th day of November, 
1970, we, the members of Mecklenburg Presbytery, give thanks to 
God for the blessings of the day. We rejoice in the 200th anniversary 
year of the Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, and we bless God for 
its witness through two centuries among the people of the surrounding 
countryside and beyond. For their gracious hospitality and efficient 
service today we extend our deepest gratitude to the Pastor, Officers, 
and Ladies of this church. Our place of meeting has been kept per- 
fectly comfortable throughout the coldest day of the current season, 
and, as guests of the church, we have enjoyed a noon meal that was 
most delightful. Our Moderator of the day, Reverend David B. 
Jenkins, we commend for the efficient and expeditious manner in 
which he has administered the affairs of the Presbytery through a 
very long and trying day. 

The report of the Attendance Committee was made by 
Taft A. Franklin and is incorporated in the Enrollment. 

The Minutes were read, corrected, and adopted. 

It was voted to adjourn. Adjournment was with prayer 
and the Apostolic Benediction by Carl S. Miller. 

David B. Jenkins, Moderator 

J. Cecil Lawrence, Stated Clerk 

Thomas C. Bryan, Permanent Clerk, Pro-Tern 

Miss Annette Bullard, Assisting Clerk 



46 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

INDEX 

267th Staled Meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

September 22, 1970 

Page 

1. Directory of Mecklenburg Presbytery 3-7 

2. Roll of Ministers and Candidates for the Ministry 8-11 

3. Organization of Presbytery 12 

4. Enrollment of Presbytery 12-13 

5. Election of Moderator 13 

6. The Docket 13-14 

7. Appointment of Standing Committees 14-15 

3. Memorial— Walter Miller Walsh, D.D 15-16 

9. Installation Services 16-18 

10. Report of Commission — Merger St. Paul and 

Third Churches 18-20 

11. Report of Presbytery's Council 20 

12. Report of CHEC (Citizens Help Eliminate Crime) 20-21 

13. Report of The Task Force on Public School Crisis 21-22 

14. Report of Committee on Court Meetings Committee 22-23 

15. Report of Committee on Interpretations 23-24 

16. Report of Commission on the Minister and His Work 24 

17. Report of Committee on Pre-Ordination and Examinations 25 

18. Installation Commission Appointed 26 

19. Report of Pre-Ordination and In-Service Training Committee. .26 

20. Report of the Personnel Committee 26 

21. Report of Court Meetings Committee (Resolutions) 27 

22. Adjournment 27 



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INDEX 

268th Stated Meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

November 24, 1970 

Page 

1. Organization of Presbytery 28 

2. Enrollment of Presbytery 28-29 

3. Election of Moderator 29 

4. The Docket 29-30 

5. Appointment of Standing Committees 30 

6. Installation Service 31 

7. Report of Presbytery's Council 32-36 

8. Camping and Retreat Committee Dissolved 36 

9. Hunger Committee Presentation 36 

10. Report of Pre-Ordination and Examinations Committee 36-38 

11. Installation Commission Appointed 38 

12. Report of the Commission on the Minister and His Work 39-41 

13. Installation Commissions Appointed 41-42 

14. Camp Stewart To Be Sold 42 

15. Report of Personnel Committee 42-45 

16. Report of the Court Meetings Committee, 

Including Resolution of Thanks 45 

17. Adjournment 45 



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MODERATOR 

Rev. S. H. Zealy 
Rev. R. C. Long 
Rev, I. H. Chadwick 
Elder Joe W. McLaney 

David E. Wilkinson 
Rev. W. M. Boyce 
Rev. A. T. Taylor 
Rev. Ben F. Moore 

Rev. W. B. McSwaln 
Rev. Jas. R. Cook 
Rev. Robert Turner 
Rev. J. S. Garner 

Rev. J. E. Wayland, Jr. 
Rev. Stewart W. Yandle 
Rev. E. Lee Stoffel 
Elder Angus R. Shaw 

Rev. R. W. Rayburn 
Rev. W. M. Boyce, Jr. 
Rev. James E. Forgartie 
Rev. E. B. Cooper 

Rev. Ben F. Ferguson 
Elder Thomas C. Ruff 
Rev. Stuart Ritchie 
Rev. A. Clarke Dean 

Rev. G. E. Dixon 
Rev. J. E. Craig 
Rev. N. C. Kirkland 
Rev. Marcus Prince, Jr. 

Rev. Harry H. Bryan 
Rev. B. Hoyt Evans 
Rev. D. O. Mclnnia 

Rev. A. B. Montgomery 

Rev. Dwight L. Barker 
Rev. R E. Hildebrandt 
Dr. Harvey Johnston 
Rev. E. E. Newberry 

Rev. Paul H. Felker 
Rev. John R. McAlpine III 
G. Douglas Aitken 
Rev. W. Chester Keller 

Rev. R. S. Woodson 
Rev. M. R. Williamson 
Joseph W. Grier 
Rev. E. B. Cooper 

Rev. Frank S. Jones 
Rev. T. Duke Williams 
Rev. Eugene Poe 
George Stovall 

Rev. William A. Stewart 
Rev. John M. Handley 
Randolph Norton 

Rev. Eugene L. Daniel, Jr. 
Rev. Fred C. Holder 
Rev. A. Rudolph 
Hendricks 

Mrs. Ray L. Gardner 
Rev. J. Shepherd 
Russell, Jr. 
Rev. Robert J. James 
Rev. David B. Jenkins 



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MINUTES 



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MECKLENBURG 
PRESBYTERY 



269th Stated Meeting 

Christ Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

February 23, 1971 

270th Stated Meeting 

First Presbyterian Church 

Rockingham, North Carolina 

May 25, 1971 

Next Stated Meeting 

Trinity Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

September 28, 1971 



Volume 12 



Number 1 And 2 



MINUTES 

of 

MECKLENBURG 

PRESBYTERY 



Volume 12 Number 1 And 2 



269th Stated Meeting 

Christ Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

February 23, 1971 

270th Stated Meeting 

First Presbyterian Church 

Rockingham, North Carolina 

May 25, 1971 

Next Stated Meeting 

Trinity Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

September 28, 1971 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 3 

DIRECTORY OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

1971 

Officers Of The Presbytery: 

J. Arthur Beard, Moderator of Spring Meeting, P. O. Box 17654, 

Charlotte, N. C. 28211 
J. Cecil Lawrence, General Presbyter— Stated Clerk (1972), P. O. 

Box 2537, Charlotte, N. C. 28201 
Treasurer: Calvin B. Baird, P. O. Box 4346, Charlotte, N. C. 28204 
Chaplain: David E. Wilkinson, 200 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, N. C, 

28204 

TRUSTEES 
Davidson College — Elected for Four Years: 

1971— Robert Turner (2), W. F. Mulliss (Myers Park) (2) 
1972— John M. Belk (Caldwell) (2), Warner L. Hall, (3), G. Donald 
Davidson (Covenant) (1) 

Presbytery: 

Edd W. DeArmon, Jr., Chairman, 1015 Habersham Drive, 

Charlotte, N. C. 28209 
1971— Edd W. DeArmon, Jr. (Third) 
1972— D. G. Martin, Jr. (Seigle Avenue) 
1973— Herbert H. Browne, Jr. (Charlotte First) 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

John M. Handley, Chairman, 1000 East Morehead Street, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28204 

Ministers Elders 

1971— Robert H. Ramey, Jr. 1971— Harvey W. Johnston, M. D. 
1972— John M. Handley (Westminster) 

(Chm.) 1971— James W. Price (Central Steele 

1972— French B. O'Shields, Creek) 

Jr. 1972— Mrs. Ray L. Gardner (Seigle 

1973— H. Howard Smith Avenue) 

1973— Warner L. Hall 1973— Thomas N. Massey, Jr., M. D. 

(Trinity) 
1973— Fred McCallum (Monroe First) 

I. DIVISION OF ELDERS AND PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL 
A. Teaching Elder Section 

1. Pre-Ordination and Examinations 

Oliver W. Carmichael, Chairman, 5201 Sharon Road, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28210 

Ministers Elders 

1971— John E. Smylie 1971— Wade Mobley (Troy) 

1971— Franklin O. Toole, Jr. 1971— W. Hill Smith (Westminster) 

1972— Oliver W. Carmichael 1971— Joseph B. McCoy, Jr., M D 

(Chm.) (Trinity) 

1972— C. Franklin Jacks 1972— Thomas D. Sparrow, M.D 

1973— Zane M. Moore (Charlotte First) 

1973— Charles C. Cowsert 1972— Sidney T. Stovall, Ph.D. (Plaza) 

1972— R. G. Paden (Quail Hollow) 
1973— Harry D. Watson (Amity) 
1973— John E. Boyd (Sardis) 
1973— Ernest B. Hunter, Jr. (Covenant) 



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2. Commission on the Minister and His Work 

Robert J. James, Chairman, Paw Creek, N. C. 28130 



Ministers 

1971 — Robert J. James 

(Chm). 
1971— Frank H. Caldwell 
1972— Kenneth P. Craig 
1972— William F. Long 
1973— Eugene P. Poe 
1973— E. Lee Stoffel 



Elders: 

1971— Mrs. Ernest B. Hunter (Coven- 
ant) 
1971— Edward O. Kenion (Candor) 
1972— G. Douglas Aitkin (Avondale) 
1972— Robert F. Stokes (Charlotte First) 
1973— Miss Summers Tarlton (Seigle 

Avenue) 
1973— Billy G. McCall (Steele Creek) 

B. Ruling Elder Section 

Pre-Ordination and In-Service Training Commission 

Fred C. Holder, Chairman, 2831 N. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28205 



Ministers 

1971— A. Rudolph Hendricks 
1972— Fred C. Holder 

(Chm.) 
1973— H. E. Stoessel 



Elders 

1971— James M. Painter (Paw Creek) 
1972— A. D. Leopold (Plaza) 
1973— M. E. Alexander (Christ) 



II. DIVISION OF THE MISSION OF PRESBYTERY 

A. Strengthening The Church Section 

1. Evaluation and Review 

E. T. Thompson, Jr., Chairman, 1040 Woodlawn Road, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28209 

Ministers 

1971 — Eugene L. Daniel, Jr. 
1972— E. T. Thompson, Jr. 

(Chm.) 
1973— Wayne R. Aughin- 

baugh 



Lay Members 

1971— Roland M. Smith (Christ) 
1972— Charles A. Hunter (Forest Hill) 
1973— Edward W. DeArmon, Jr. (Third) 



2. Christian Education 

Joe E. Stowe, Chairman, Monroe, N. C. 28110 



Ministers 

1971 — David H. Bowman 
1971 — Laura I. Buzard 
1971— David C. Kennedy 
1972— Joe E. Stowe (Chm.) 
1972— Joseph F. Condro 
1972— M. B. Prince, III 
1973— W. C. Rhodes 
1973— James W. Eller 
1973— Joe P. Arnold 



Lay Members 

1971— Charles Patterson (Charlotte 

First) 
1971— John M. McCaskill (Sardis) 
1971 — John W. Baughman (Covenant) 
1971 — Mrs. Nancy Plummer (Sugaw 

Creek) 
1971— Samuel G. Weir (Carmel) 
1972— Dan McCaskill (Biscoe) 
1972— Mrs. Jack Cathey (Third) 
1972— Mrs. Edmund B. Clark, Jr. 

(Westminster) 
1972— Miss Ruth Farrior (Charlotte 

First) 
1972— Miss Jocelyn Hill (Sardis) 
1973— John Banks Choate (Central 

Steele Creek) 
1973 — Mrs. Edgar G. Kornegay 

(Charlotte First) 
1973— William L. Anderson (Sardis) 
1973 — Miss Peggy Barnes (Covenant) 
1973— Samuel T. Cornwell (West- 
minster) 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



3. Publicity and Promotion 

Randolph Norton, Chairman, 600 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28202 



Ministers: 

1971— W. D. Kuenzli 
1972— Charles L. Kirby 
1973_William A. Dysard, 
Jr. 



Lay Members 

1971— A. T. Trimble, Jr., Ph.D. 

(Charlotte First) 
1972— Randolph Norton (Sardis) 

(Chm.) 
1973— M. S. Van Hecke (Covenant) 



B. Evangelizing The World 
1. Institutional Ministries 

J. E. Wayland, Jr., Charman, Cornelius, N. C. 28031 



Ministers 

1971— J. Arthur Beard 
1972— J. E. Wayland, Jr 

(Chm.) 
1973_Walter D. Clark 



Lay Members 

1971— Miss Elizabeth G. Wright, Ph.D. 

(Trinity) 
1972— David R. Wilson (Steele Creek) 
1973— Lawrence K. Boggs, M.D. 

(Covenant) 

2. Strategy and Research 

Robert S. Owens, Jr., Chairman, 2304 The Plaza, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28205 



Ministers 

1971— E. O. Byrd, Jr. 
1971— Leonard H. Bullock 
1972— Robert S. Owens, Jr. 

(Chm.) 
1972— Neil C. Leach 
1973— Thomas A. Little, Jr. 
1973— James E. Fogartie 



Lay Members 

1971 — Arthur Jones (Selwyn Avenue) 
1971— A. Walton Litz (Myers Park) 
1972— T. LaFontine Odom (Pleasant 

Hill) 
1972— Charles A. Hunter (Forest Hill) 
1973— Michael E. Gheesling (Seigle 

Avenue) 
1973 — James B. Kuykendall (Covenant) 



3. Deployment and Sustentation of Churches 

Roy W. Coker, Chairman, Route 1, Pineville, N. C. 28134 



Ministers: 

1971— James E. Ratchford 
1971— J. R. Kennedy, Jr. 
1972— M. B. Prince, Jr. 
1972— David E. Wilkinson 
1973— Roy W. Coker (Chm.) 
1973— Robert S. Maclin, III 



Lay Members 

1971 — Forney E. Michael (Paw Creek) 
1971— W. D. Poteat (Newell) 
1972— George Stovall (Albemarle First) 
1972— Ross Miller (Thomasboro) 
1973— William T. Alexander (Mallard 

Creek) 
1973 — W. Harvey Morrison, Jr. (Monroe 

First) 

4. Specialized Ministry 

T. W. Tucker, Chairman, 6100 Sardis Road, Charlotte, N. C, 
28211 



Ministers 

1971— J. Benjamin Kirk- 
land, Jr. 
1971— Friedrich Schilling, 

Jr. 
1972— T. W. Tucker (Chm.) 
1972— John C. Laughlin 
1973— Leonard W. Topping 
1973— Robert W. Rayburn 



Lay Members 

1971— Miss Mildred Allen (Carmel) 
1971— W. E. Moss (Hopewell) 
1972 — Miss Ann Ramsey Hopkins 

(Trinity) 
1972— Lacy S. Sellers (Trinity) 
1973— Jack Tesh (Unionville) 
1973— Mike Mayfield (Charlotte First) 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



5. World Missions 

A. T. Trimble, Jr., Ph.D., Chairman, 2325 Pender Place, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28207 

Ministers Lay Members 

1971— Eldon D. Wadsworth 1971— Mrs. Philip F. Howerton 

1972— Eugene L. Daniel, Jr. (Charlotte First) 

1973— F. A. Mathes 1972— James B. Watt (Steele Creek) 

1973— A. T. Trimble, Jr., Ph.D. (Chm.) 
(Charlotte First) 

III. DIVISIONS OF COURT OPERATIONS 

A. Administration Section 

1. Personnel Committee 

Gene A. Cathey (Sardis), Chairman, 6851 Ronda Avenue, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28211 

Ministers Lay Members 

1971— J. Benjamin Kirk- 1971— Gene A. Cathey (Sardis) (Chm.) 

land, Jr. 1971 — Randolph Norton (Sardis) 

1971— Fred C. Holder 1972— G. Douglas Aitken (Avondale) 

1972— Oliver W. Carmichael 1972— Joseph W. Grier, Jr. (Charlotte 

1972— Wayne R. First) 

Aughinbaugh 1973— Olson Huff, M.D. (Forest Hill) 

1973— J. R. Kennedy, Jr. 1973— Ernest B. Hunter (Covenant) 

1973— Horace H. Hilton, Jr. 

2. Court Meetings 

Russell M. Kerr, Chairman, Mint Hill Station, Charlotte, N. C, 
28212 

Ministers Lay Members 

1971— Edwin O. Byrd, Jr. 1971— John E. Butler (Amity) 

1972— Russell M. Kerr 1972— Thomas B. Ruff (Se'lwyn Ave- 

(Chm). nue) 

1973— William D. Morton 1973— Jack C. Cathey (Third) 

B. Theology Section 

1. Interpretation 

Robert Turner, Chairman, 200 W. Trade Street, Charlotte N. C, 
28202 

Ministers: Lay Members 

1971— Charles E. S. Krae- 1971— Miss Phyllis Thomas (Amity) 

mer 1972— Price H. Gwynn, III (Steele 

1972— Robert Turner (Chm.) Creek) 

1973— H. Louis Patrick 1973— J. Price Robinson 

(Commonwealth-Eastminster) 

2. Worship 

Thomas W. MacLean, Chairman, 2821 Park Rd., Charlotte, 
N. C. 28209 

Ministers Lay Members 

1971 — James A. Cannon 1971 — Henry P. Bridges (Charlotte 

1972— T. W. MacLean First) 

1973— Richard C. Brand, Jr. 1972— Loonis R. McGlohon (Carmel) 

1973— Mrs. Olson Huff (Forest Hill) 

Directors of Presbyterian Home at Charlotte, Inc. 

1971— Joe M. Logan (Trinity) 

1972— E. Lee Stoffel 

1973— Harry T. Stewart (Sharon) 



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Inter Church Action Board 

Ministers Lay Members 

1971— Friedrich Schilling 1971— Gene A. Cathey (Sardis) 

1972— A. Rudolph Hend- 1971— William A. White, Jr. (Myers 

■piclc^! Peirk) 

1971_Phillip McKinnon (Plaza) 
1972— F. Wayne Lee, M.D. (Myers 

Park) 
1972— Mrs. H. R. Hrabanek (Provi- 
dence) 
1972 — James Dennis Rash (Charlotte 
First) 



SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

Commission on Boundaries of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Robert Turner, Chairman, 200 West Trade Street, Charlotte, N. C, 
28202 

Frank H. Caldwell, Joe E. Stowe, Eugene P. Poe, Joseph W. Grier, Jr. 
(Charlotte First), Leonard Mabry (Albemarle First), S. B. Mc- 
Guirt (Hamlet First), D. Don Davidson (Covenant). 

Committee on Hunger — Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Mrs. Virginia Jones, Chairman, 200 West Trade Street, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28202 

Mrs. Hugh Verner (Myers Park), Miss Ruth Farrior (Charlotte First), 
Miss Mildred Allen (Carmel), Robert S. Owens, Jr., A. T. Trimble, 
Jr., Ph.D. (Charlotte First). 

Special Committee on Camp Walton Stewart 

J. Cecil Lawrence, Chairman, P. O. Box 2537, Charlotte, N. C. 28201 

Russell M. Kerr, Robert H. Ramey, Jr., James W. Price. 

Committee to Edit Manual of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Robert Turner, Chairman, 200 West Trade Street, Charlotte, N. C, 
28202 

Charles L. Kirby, Mrs. Roy L. Gardner, Marcus B. Prince, III. 

Women of The Church President — Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Mrs. William H. Guignard, 2714 Dogwood Circle, Charlotte, N. C, 
28208 

Men of the Church President — Mecklenburg Presbytery 

J. Banks Choate, 2824 Sandy Porter Road, Charlotte, N. C. 28210 

Presbyterian Ministers Association President — Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery 

W. D. Kuenzli, 2304 The Plaza, Charlotte, N. C. 28205 



8 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

Q. N. Huneycutt, H.R. 
J. C. Grier, H.R. 

M. B. Prince, Jr Williams Memorial 

Roy F. Whitley, H.R. 

Charles E. S. Kraemer President PSCE 

Warner L. Hall Covenant 

Thomas W. MacLean Avondale 

John A. Carriker, H.R. 
Carl S. Miller, H.R. 
W. J. Huneycutt, H.R. 
Roy E. Hoke, H.R. 

David E. Wilkinson Hospital Chaplain 

E. B. Cooper Pageland, Salem 

Russell M. Kerr Philadelphia 

J. E. Wayland, Jr Cornelius, Bethel 

J. S. Garner, H.R. 

W. G. Workman (Professor) Davidson College 

Robert Turner Synod Director C.E. 

Fred C. Holder Amity 

Malcolm R. Williamson, H.R. 

E. Lee Stoffel Charlotte First 

T. Duke Williams, H.R. 

Leighton S. Ford Evangelist 

G. E. Dixon W. H. Belk 

James E. Fogartie Myers Park 

M. A. Cochrane, Jr Amay James 

Frank S. Jones, H.R. 
Harry H. Bryan, H.R. 

J. Cecil Lawrence General Presbyter and Stated Clerk 

Robert S. Woodson, H.R. 
John R. Cunningham, H.R. 
Angus G. Mclnnis, H.R. 

Daniel L. Durway Graduate Student 

Robert E. Huey, H.R. 

David G. Boyce Chaplain 

Glenn B. Robinson Clinical Training 

Charles Betts Huntley Foreign Missionary 

Horace H. Hilton, Jr Sugaw Creek 

John H. McVay 

John M. Handley Covenant (Assistant) 

H. Louis Patrick Trinity 

John C. Laughlin Carmel 

Leonard W. Topping Charlotte First (Associate) 

J. Arthur Beard Westminster (Associate) 

David C. Hambrick, Jr Chaplain 

Eugene P. Poe Westminster 

J. Shepherd Russell, Jr Albemarle First 

Paul P. Thrower Park Avenue 

William D. Morton Waxhaw 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

Eugene L. Daniel, Jr Myers Park (Associate) 

Wayne R. Aughinbaugh Cook's Memorial 

Thomas C. Bryan, H.R. 

Paul W. Beazley. Graduate School 

Paul A. Home Johnston Memorial 

A. Merrell Keith Turner, Siler 

Eldon D. Wadsworth Hopewell 

J. Daniel Zeluff Interpreter's House 

Walter D. Clark Inter-Church Action 

Edwin O. Byrd, Jr Charlotte Third 

Charles M. Murray Graduate School 

Oliver W. Carmichael Sharon 

F. B. O'Shields, Jr St. Giles 

A. Rudolph Hendricks South Tryon 

David C. Kennedy Matthews 

Robert J. James Paw Creek 

Fred R. McAlister, Jr Chaplain 

A. Leslie Thompson Clanton Memorial (Stated Supply) 

Zane M. Moore Central Steele Creek 

Robert S. Owens, Jr Plaza 

Robert H. Ramey, Jr Selwyn Avenue 

Leonard H. Bullock Thomasboro 

Frank H. Caldwell Presbyterian Foundation 

Kenneth P. Craig Mallard Creek 

Neely McCarter Professor, U.T.S. 

James N. Biggers Badin 

Robert F. Henry, Jr Chaplain's School 

Henry S. Robinson Memorial 

Carl T. Uzzell St. John 

H. Howard Smith Wadesboro First 

John E. Smylie President Queens College 

E. T. Thompson, Jr Forest Hill 

Edward C. Wilson 

Robert W. Rayburn Christ 

Wilbur D. Kuenzli Plaza (Associate) 

James A. Cannon First Union 

J. E. Wayland, Sr., H.R. 

John A. Luddy McGee 

James S. Mann Macedonia 

Franklin O. Toole, Jr Troy 

J. Renwick Kennedy, Jr Locust 

H. E. Stoessel Covenant (Assistant) 

J. Brett Fenwick Albemarle First (Associate) 

Friedrich Schilling, Jr Providence 

Richard C. Brand, Jr Trinity (Assistant) 

John F. Foy Altan-Bethany 

Neil C. Leach ACTS 

Robert S. Maclin, III Bethlehem 

W. B. H. Corkey Professor 



10 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

John W. Hesley Evangelist 

Roy W. Coker Pleasant Hill 

Joseph F. Condro Avondale (Associate) 

Marshal L. Smith Marston, Marks Creek 

Joe E. Stowe Monroe, First 

Charles W. Coats McQuay 

William A. Dysard, Jr Mulberry 

James E. Ratchford Norwood 

C. Franklin Jacks Professor, Queens College 

Raeford Rodney Love Benton Heights 

Marcus B. Prince, III Quail Hollow 

W. W. Thrower Cameronian 

T. W. Tucker Sardis 

G. Curtis Moore Stephenson 

T. J. Nash Walkersville 

Javan W. Reid, Jr Evangelist 

William F. Long Hamlet — First 

J. Benjamin Kirkland, Jr Newell 

F. A. Mathes Huntersville 

Charles L. Kirby Caldwell Memorial 

Taft A. Franklin Mt. Carmel— Norman 

Glenn L. Hill Ramah 

James W. Eller Robinson 

W. C. Rhodes Sharon (Assistant) 

Joe P. Arnold Sardis (Associate) 

Thomas B. Tyndall Thomasboro (Assistant) 

David H. Bowman Biscoe 

Curtis W. Medlin Ellerbe 

Robert S. Hough East 

A. J. McKelway, Jr Professor 

Miss Laura Buzard Minister To Students, Presbyterian Hospital 

Robert S. Hough East 

T. A. Little, Jr St. Andrews 

A. J. Morrison Third (Associate) 

Vance C. Baucom McLean-Rourk 

W. B. McSwain, H.R. 
Fred R. McAlister, Sr., H.R. 

Charles C. Cowsert Presbyterian Foundation (Associate Director) 

James H. Shackelford Graduate School 

Charles N. Clegg Sugaw Creek (Associate) 

Robert O. Freeman Commonwealth-Eastminster 

David S. Templeton, Jr Myers Park (Assistant) 

Total Ministers 140 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 11 



ROLL OF CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

James H. Banbury, Columbia Seminary, Westminster Church 

Samuel Monroe Busch, Jr., Army, Locust Church 

James Craig Butler, Wofford College, Amity Church 

William Frederick Dotger, Presbyterian College, Williams Memorial 
Church 

George L. Ducker, Louisville Seminary, Myers Park Church 

David T. Fisher, Columbia Seminary, Cameronian Church 

Shirley Ann Gilliam, Union Seminary, New York, Covenant Church 

Scott Cureton Girard, Columbia Seminary, Sardis Road 

Benny Eugene Gurley, Louisville Seminary, Mulberry Church 

Jerry Williams Hills, Baptist College of Charleston, Marshville Church 

Gerald B. Hurst, Union Seminary, Philadelphia Church 

Charles F. Klotzberger, Union Seminary, Sharon Church 

George H. Kuykendall, Jr., Union Seminary, Covenant Church 

Stephen H. Marion, Navy, Amity Church 

Timothy Derr Mayes, N. C. State, Ramah Church 

David F. Mclnnis, Service, Plaza Church 

William David McSwain, UNC-Charlotte, First Charlotte Church 

Robert Lee Nichols, Louisville Seminary, Carmel Church 

Joe Lee Puckett, Columbia Seminary, Hopewell Church 

H. Carson Rhyne, Jr., Presbyterian College, Mulberry Church 

Daniel Drew Robinson, St. Andrews College, Carmel Church 

Donald Eric Stroud, St. Andrews College, Christ Church 

Kendall B. Tarlton, Louisville Seminary, Covenant Church 

Charles A. Van Wagner, Columbia Seminary, Selwyn Avenue Church 

Alan Maurice Wentz, UNC-Charlotte, Amity Church 

David C. Verner, Union Seminary, Myers Park Church 



CANDIDATES FOR LAY SERVICE 

Eleanor Anne Pepi, Princeton Theological Seminary, Myers Park 
Church 

Terry Lynne Brown, Meredith College, Steele Creek Church 



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MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



ROLL OF CHURCHES 
All Town Addresses are North Carolina unless otherwise stated. 

Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Albemarle First M. B. Richardson Stansil Aldridge 

P. O. Box 1017 P. O. Box 207 

Albemarle 28001 Albemarle 28001 

Albemarle Road George H. Jones Daniel C. Griffin, Jr. 

1032 Norwich Rd. 4215 Irvington Dr. 

Charlotte 28212 Charlotte 28205 

Altan Odus Doster William Lee Floyd 

Route 4 Route 1 

Monroe 28110 Monroe 28110 

Amay James Melvin Murriel Henderson O. Reid 

2510 Sherrill Ave. 2806 Remington St. 

Charlotte 28208 Charlotte 28216 

Amity T. H. Donaldson Paul G. Martin 

5514 Grafton PL 4023 Belshire Lane 

Charlotte 28212 Charlotte 28205 

Avondale Charles A. Spratt Jas. P. Singer 

1431 Montford Drive 6301 St. John Lane 

Charlotte 28209 Charlotte 28210 

Badin A. C. Gardner D. A. Beck 

Box 883 Box 746 

Badin 28009 Badin 28009 

Banks LeRoy Carter F. Parks Stephenson 

Route 3 Rt. 2, Box 309 

Waxhaw 28173 Fort Mill, S. C. 29715 

Belk, W. H C. M. Snyder Roy Nixon 

3838 Allwood Dr. 6913 Nations Ford Rd. 

Charlotte 28210 Charlotte 28210 

Benton Heights Ronald Clark Pressley Hinson 

6608 Lynfield Dr. 1314 Concord Ave. 

Charlotte 28212 Monroe 28110 

Bethany Paul Whitley Roy Snipes 

Route 5 Route 5 

Monroe 28110 Monroe 28110 

Bethel J. Wilson Knox Joe R. Washam 

Route 2, Box 208 Route 2 

Huntersville 28078 Huntersville 28078 

Bethlehem Buford A. Price Edd G. Thomas 

Route 7 Route 1 

Monroe 28110 Indian Trail 28079 

Beulah A. W. Collins Ralph Rorie 

Route 1 Route 3 

Monroe 28110 Pageland, S, C. 29728 

Biscoe Daniel J. McCaskill William A. Lewis 

Box 176 Biscoe 27209 
Biscoe 27209 

Caldwell Memorial A. H. Scott Mrs. D. M. Allen 

2506 Shenandoah Ave.330 Shasta Lane 

Charlotte 28205 Charlotte 28211 

Camden J. Boyce Baker, Jr. Miss Ethel Hildreth 

1317 Shannon Drive Chesterfield Rd., Rt. 3 

Wadesboro 28170 Wadesboro 28170 

Cameronian Colon McDonald Mrs. Robert J. Snead 

34 Asington Street 206 Snead Ave. 

Rockingham 28379 Rockingham 28379 



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Churches 

Candor .... 

Carmel 



Central Steele Creek 

Charlotte First 

Christ 



Clerk of Session 

E. O. Kenion 
Candor 27229 

Donald S. Kellam 
2048 Carmel Road 
Charlotte 28211 

S. Crowell Capps 
Rt. 1, Box 218 
Pineville 28134 

Paul H. Mann, Jr. 
4520 Longwood Dr. 
Charlotte 28209 

N. J. Owens 

2509 Toddville Rd. 

Charlotte 28214 

Commonwealth- Marion C. Clark 

Eastminster 1147 Linda Lane 

Charlotte 28211 

Clanton Memorial Allen E. Estridge, Jr. 

911 Yorkmont Road 
Charlotte 28210 

Cooks Memorial Paul Thompson, Jr. 

322 McClure Circle 
Charlotte 28216 

Cornelius James L. Thornton 

Box 287, Route 11 
Charlotte 28213 

Covenant Dr. Dean W. Colvard 

3066 Stonybrook Rd. 
Charlotte 28205 

East Conley Robinson 

1823 Summerhill Dr. 
Charlotte 28212 

Ellerbe First W. S. McRae 

Box 117 
Ellerbe 28338 

First Union John M. Dunn, Jr 

Rt. 11, Box 236 
Charlotte 28213 

Forest Hill Burns W. Stuart 

3836 Annlin Ave. 
Charlotte 28209 

Hamlet John M. Fowler 

P. O. Box 653 
Hamlet 28345 

Hawley Memorial E. F. Billingsley 

Box 4 
Polkton 28135 

Hickory Grove Ralph R. Miller 

6730 Lakeside Drive 
Charlotte 28215 

Hopewell William E. Moss 

Rt. 3, Box 470 
Huntersville 28078 



Treasurer 

Mrs. Javan Reid 
Candor 27229 

G. M. Johnston 
2048 Carmel Rd. 
Charlotte 28211 

C. F. Blackwelder 
Rt. 2, Box 1138-D 
Charlotte 28210 

Eugene Graham, III 
3929 Rhodes Ave. 
Charlotte 28210 

W. E. Carter 
6624 Pawnee Dr. 
Charlotte 28214 

Bruce M. Fourcher 
3410 Airlie Street 
Charlotte 28205 

Ricky Furr 

434 Blairhill Road 

Charlotte 28210 

Robert M. Penninger 
187 Gum Branch Rd. 
Charlotte 28214 

Marvin Bradford 
Brinkley Street 
Cornelius 28031 

Cecil W. Davis 

2014 Dartmouth Place 

Charlotte 28207 

D. Lynn Burris 
6411 Wheeler Dr. 
Charlotte 28211 

A. M. Carter 
Rt. 2 
Ellerbe 28338 

John H. Wood 
Route 11, Box 313-B 
Charlotte 28213 

D. Maynard Marshall 
4825 Gilmore Dr. 
Charlotte 28209 

B. Frank Warlick 
304 Richmond Avenue 
Hamlet 28345 

Mrs. E. F. Billingsley 
Box 4 
Polkton 28135 

James N. Porter 
8800 Hickory Grove 

Newell Road 
Charlotte 28215 

D. G. Moore 
Route 3 
Huntersville 28078 



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MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Huntersville J. Y. Barnette Miss Martha Monteith 

Route 1, Box 250E Route 1 

Huntersville 28078 Huntersville 28078 

Indian Hill J. W. Morgan Lewis Lambert 

Route 2 Route 2 

Stanfield 28163 Stanfield 28163 

Indian Trail Richard K. Timmons Phillip Bullard 

Rt. 2, Box 456-1 4440 Old Monroe Rd. 

Matthews 28105 Matthews 28105 

Johnston Memorial Norman Wesson I. V. Shaffer 

1362 Drexmore Dr. 3407 Benard Ave. 

Charlotte 28209 Charlotte 28206 

Lee Park John D. Williams Charles E. Williams 

Route 1 Route 1 

Monroe 28110 Monroe 28110 

Locust Robert L. Smith Keith Beatty 

Route 2 Route 2 

Stanfield 28163 Stanfield 28163 

Macedonia Paul O'Quinn Daniel J. McCaskill 

Route 1, Box 184 Route 1, Box 38 

Biscoe 27209 Candor 27229 

Mallard Creek Harry S. Kirk Mrs. J. M. Oehler 

Route 10, Box 491 Route 7, Box 677 

Charlotte 28213 Charlotte 28213 

Marks Creek C. O. McRae H. C. McRae 

Route 1, Box 10 Route 1, Box 9 

Hamlet 28345 Hamlet 28345 

Marshville Dr. C. A. Bolt G. Oscar Perkins 

Box 369 Box 301 

Marshville 28103 Marshville 28103 

Marston Franklin McKay Mrs. Doris Smith 

Route 1, Box 75 Marston 28363 
Marston 28363 

Matthews J. W. Russell Don R. Cofer 

P. O. Box 234 341 Bubbling Well Rd. 

Matthews 28105 Matthews 28105 

McGee Ralph H. Beatty J. Ross Kistler 

207 N. Cloudman St. 1125 James St. 

Charlotte 28214 Charlotte 28214 

McLean Ralph D. Lovin Mrs. J. D. McLean 

Route 1 Route 1 

Ellerbe 28338 Ellerbe 28338 

McQuay Memorial John R. Litaker Frank M. Felker, Jr. 

6601 Elmwood Circle 3712 Rogers St. 

Charlotte 28214 Charlotte 28208 

Memorial Van D. Crutchfield William J. Shearer 

Route 5, Box 1043-B-3 Route 5, Box 1023 

Charlotte 28208 Charlotte 28208 

Monroe First G. Dick Pierce Mrs. Sybil Fortenberry 

P. O. Box 6 302 East Windsor St. 

Monroe 28110 Monroe 28110 

Morven John N. Wall V. L. Wall, Jr. 

Rt. 1, Box 113 Box 292 

Morven 28119 Morven 28119 

Mt. Carmel Lee Mclnnis Joe Comer 

Route 1 Box 86 

Ellerbe 28338 Ellerbe 28338 



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Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Mt. Gilead Benton Haithcock J. E. Poe 

Box 95 Box 55 

Mt. Gilead 27306 Mt. Gilead 27306 

Mulberry L. W. Byrum D. S. Forbes 

2627 Park Lane 2839 Kendrick Dr. 

Charlotte 28214 Charlotte 28214 

Myers Park Rufus K. Allison J. Alex McMillan, III 

P. O. Box 1249 754 Museum Dr. 

Charlotte 28201 Charlotte 28207 

Newell. Roland Keistler W. D. Poteat 

Rt. 10, Box 461-H P. O. Box 21 

Charlotte 28213 Newell 28126 

New Salem O. L. Efird C. C. Moore 

Route 2 Route 2 

Marshville 28103 Marshville 28103 

Norman D. T. Warner John R. Gillimore 

Norman 28367 Norman 28367 

Norwood Thomas Upchurch J. P. Hatlev 

Box 305 Box 311 

Norwood 28128 Norwood 28128 

Oakboro Edward P. Stewart Mrs. Grover Lambert 

Box 186 Route 4 

Oakboro 28129 Albemarle 28001 

Pageland H. H. Houston, Jr. Mrs. George A. Douglas 

Box 51 Box 224 

Pageland, S. C. 29728 Pageland, S. C. 29728 

Park Avenue Wm. C. Wicker Mrs. Jewell Spivey 

Rt. 2, Box 29 Rt. 2, Box 20 

Hamlet 28345 Rockingham 28379 

Paw Creek F. E. Michael David L. French 

Rt. 6, Box 580-C P. O. Box 323 

Charlotte 28208 Paw Creek 28130 

Pee Dee Bill Ussery Ellen Haywood 

Route 3 Box 113 

Mt. Gilead 27306 Mt. Gilead 27306 

Philadelphia Ralph S. Leete Ney E. Freeman 

7135 Albemarle Rd. Mint Hill Station 

Charlotte 28212 Charlotte 28212 

Plaza Joel E. Stegall, Jr. J. Marion Dew, Sr. 

3201 Airlie Street 1210 Aylesford Rd. 

Charlotte 28205 Charlotte 28211 

Pleasant Hill T. LaFontine Odom J. S. Choate 

Rt. 3, Box 285 Route 1 

Charlotte 28210 PineviUe 28134 

Providence John C. Reid, Jr. R. A. Hudson, Jr. 

4750 Addison Dr. Route 3 

Charlotte 28211 Waxhaw 28173 

Quail Hollow Reid A. Rogers Robert W. MacCallum 

3016 Spring Valley Rd. 3825 Windwood Cir. 

Charlotte 28134 Charlotte 28210 

Ramah Otis C. Gray J. W. Brown 

Route 2 RFD 1, Box 487 

Huntersville 28078 Huntersville 28078 

Rehoboth F. A. Gordon Miss Hope Sims 

P. O. Box 274 Route 1 

Waxhaw 28173 V/axhaw 28173 



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Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Ridgecrest Sherman Tucker Mrs. Nettie Almond 

Route 1 Route 1 

Stanfield 28163 Stanfield 28163 

Robinson L. F. Miller S. L. Wallace 

3835 N. Sharon AmityRt. 8, Box 278-A 

Rd. Charlotte 28212 
Charlotte 28205 

Rockingham Thomas H. Wilson Steve Ward 

1416 Cumberland Cir. Box 1398 

Rockingham 28379 Rockingham 28379 

Rourk Alfred B. Smith Jimmy Russell 

Route 1 Route 2 

Ellerbe 28338 Ellerbe 28338 

St. Andrews R. E. White M. R. McConnell 

615 Kenlough Drive 2900 Park Road 

Charlotte 28209 Charlotte 28209 

St. Giles Mrs. Max Garland Mrs. I. Baker 

1513 Keeling PI. 6423 Candlewood Dr. 

Charlotte 28210 Charlotte 28210 

St. John Robert L. Woodall Stewart E. Odham, Sr. 

5553 Larchmont Ave 3524 Erinbrook Lane 

Charlotte 28215 Charlotte 28215 

Salem Lawrence Phillips Mrs. Eddie L. Sikes 

Route 1 Route 1 

Mt. Croghan, S. C. Pageland, S. C. 29728 

29727 



Sardis Kent P. Paterson 

1518 Lumarka Dr. 
Charlotte 28212 

Seigle Avenue Ray L. Gardner 

5021 Milford Rd. 
Charlotte 28209 

Selwyn Avenue Frank F. Bateman 

635-F. Archdale Dr. 
Charlotte 28210 

Sharon Richard E. Heaven 

3300 Cornish PI. 
Charlotte 28210 

Siler Gil Davis 

Route 2 
Matthews 28105 

Smallwood F. M. Jones 

1727 Vantage Place 
Charlotte 28216 

South Tryon George H. Venable 

1028 Tracy Drive 
Charlotte 28210 

Star J. F. Allen 

Box 708 
Biscoe 27209 

Steele Creek Joseph O. Brown 

Rt. 3, Box 388-G-l 
Charlotte 28210 



C. B. Baird, Sr. 
5700 Sardis Rd. 
Charlotte 28211 

Michael E. Gheesling 
Rt. 1, Box 743 
Charlotte 28212 

Ira R. Schmidt 

3718 Barclay Downs Dr. 

Charlotte 28209 

W. T. Stanford 

3100 Sharon View Rd. 

Charlotte 28210 

Pat Keels 
Route 6 
Monroe 28110 

Mrs. Hazel Harper 
2624 Roslyn Ave. 
Charlotte 28208 

Mrs. Veola D. Garrett 
3412 Griffith St. 
Charlotte 28203 

J. G. Britt, Jr. 
Star 27356 

Roy R. Helms 
Rt. 3, Box 397-G 
Charlotte 28210 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



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Churches Clerk of Session 

Stephenson James C. Simpson 

Route 1 

Indian Trail 28079 

Sugaw Creek T. W. Hunter 

1711 Sugaw Creek 

Rd., W. 
Charlotte 28213 

Third Hal V. Owens 

1914 Sandhurst Dr. 
Charlotte 28205 

Thomasboro J. Bud Payne 

110 Bradford Dr. 
Charlotte 28208 

Trinity Paul B. Bell 

4001 Foxcroft Road 
Charlotte 28211 

Troy C. Wade Mobley 

Box 427 
Troy 27371 

Turner Charles H. Biggers 

Route 5 
Monroe 28110 

Unionville E. J. Braswell 

Route 2 
Monroe 28110 

Wadesboro Jim Burch 

304 E. View St. 
Wadesboro 28170 

Walkersville Robert L. McCain 

Route 2 
Waxhaw 28173 

Waxhaw J. L. Knox 

Box 34 
Waxhaw 28173 

Westminster W. A. McCorkle 

1744 Merriman Ave. 
Charlotte 28203 

Westover Hills Lake Richey 

4214 Waterbury Dr. 
Charlotte 28209 

Williams Memorial Robert N. Williams 

209 Jackson Dr. 
Charlotte 28213 



Treasurer 

Will R. Kimbrell 

Route 1 

Indian Trail 28079 

Louie P. Hunter, III 
1307 Tom Hunter Rd. 
Charlotte 28213 

Ken Stonebraker 
4001 Abbeydale Dr. 
Charlotte 28205 

B. H. Long 

252 West LaPorte Dr. 

Charlotte 28214 

Charles G. McClure, Jr. 
622 Jefferson Drive 
Charlotte 28211 

Robert Gaddy 
Box 32 
Troy 27371 

George W. Simpson 
Route 5 
Monroe 28110 

Mrs. E. J. Braswell 
Route 2 
Monroe 28110 

W. L. Wildermuth 
216 Rutherford St. 
Wadesboro 28170 

Larry Rollins 
Route 2 
Waxhaw 28173 

M. E. Pfister 
Box 295 
Waxhaw 28173 

Frank G. Templeton, Jr. 
2208 Maplecrest Dr. 
Charlotte 28212 

Mrs. Merle G. Anderson 
5726 Londonderry Rd. 
Charlotte 28209 

Don P. Brown 
Route 9, Box 402 
Charlotte 28208 



18 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



The Two Hundred and Sixty-Ninth 

Stated Meeting of 

Mecklenburg Presbytery 



Christ Presbyterian Church 
Charlotte, North Carolina 
February 23, 1971 

The Presbytery assembled and was called to order by the 
Stated Clerk in the absence of the Retiring Moderator, David 
B. Jenkins. The Stated Clerk called upon Robert J. James, the 
last Moderator present, to preside until a new Moderator is 
elected. 

The Moderator introduced Candidate James H. Shackel- 
ford who preached on the theme, "Agency and Communion." 

The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper was administered by 
the host Pastor, Robert W. Rayburn, assisted by Carl S. Miller 
and the following Ruling Elders in the host Church: N. J. 
Owens, H. F. Porter, W. M. Burch, W. Paul Costner and Guy 
Fleming. 

A quorum was declared present. 

ENROLLMENT: The following Teaching and Ruling El- 
ders were enrolled: 

MINISTERS: Joe P. Arnold, Wayne R. Aughinbaugh, J. Arthur 
Beard, James N. Biggers, David H. Bowman, Richard C. Brand, Jr., 
Thomas C. Bryan, Edwin O. Byrd, Jr., Leonard H. Bullock, Miss Laura 
I. Buzard, Frank H. Caldwell, Oliver W. Carmichael, Walter D. 
Clark, M. A. Cochrane, Jr., Roy W. Coker, Joseph F. Condro, Kenneth 
P. Craig, Edward B. Cooper, Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., G. Eliot Dixon, 
William A. Dysard, Jr., James W. Eller, James E. Forgartie, Leighton 
Ford, John F. Foy, Taft A. Franklin, J. S. Garner, Warner L. Hall, 
John M. Handley, Paul Douglas Heidt, A. Rudolph Hendricks, Horace 
H. Hilton, Jr., Fred C. Holder, Robert S. Hough, Paul A. Home, Q. N. 
Huneycutt, C. F. Jacks, Jr., Robert J. James, Frank S. Jones, A. M. 
Keith, David C. Kennedy, J. Renwick Kennedy, Jr., Russell M. Kerr, 
Charles L. Kirby, J. Benjamin Kirkland, Jr., Charles E. S. Kraemer, 
W. D. Kuenzli, John C. Laughlin, J. Cecil Lawrence, Neil C. Leach, 
Thomas A. Little, Jr., R. R. Love, John A. Luddy, Jr., Robert S. 
Maclin, III, T. W. MacLean, James S. Mann, Frank Alfred Mathes, 
Angus G. Mclnnis, Alexander J. McKelway, Jr., Carl S. Miller, G. 
Curtis Moore, W. D. Morton, Curtis W. Medlin, Thomas J. Nash, III, 
F. B. O'Shields, Robert S. Owens, Jr., Eugene P. Poe, M. B. Prince, 
Jr., Marcus B. Prince, III, Robert H. Ramey, Jr., J. E. Ratchford, Rob- 
ert W. Rayburn, W. C. Rhodes, Jr., Henry S. Robinson, J. S. Russell, 
Jr., Friedrich Schilling, Jr., H. Howard Smith, Marshall L. Smith, 
John E. Smylie, William A. Stewart, Jr., Horace E. Stoessel, E. Lee 
Stoffel, Joe E. Stowe, A. Leslie Thompson, Ernest T. Thompson, Jr., 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 19 



W. W. Thrower, Franklin Toole, Jr., Leonard W. Topping, T. W. 
Tucker, Fred P. Turner, Robert Turner, Thomas B. Tyndall, Carl T. 
Uzzell, Eldon D. Wadsworth, J. E. Wayland, Jr., J. E. Wayland, Sr., 
David E. Wilkinson, Robert S. Woodson. 

MINISTERS EXCUSED: J. Brett Fenwick, Zane M. Moore, James 
A. Cannon, William F. Long, Charles W. Coats, Glenn L. Hill, H. 
Louis Patrick, Edward C. Wilson, David G. Boyce, F. R. McAlister, Jr. 

MINISTERS EXCUSED AFTER LUNCH: W. D. Morton, Warner 
L. Hall, A. L. Thompson, Frank Alfred Mathes. 

RULING ELDERS: Jim Boyd, Albemarle; W. M. Logan, Albe- 
marle Road; Lewis Price, Amay James; John E. Butler, Amity; G. D. 
Aitken, Avondale; T. L. Webster, Badin; F. P. Stevenson, Banks; 
G. S. Morrison, W. H. Belk; Mrs. Catherine Wicker, Benton Heights; 
Buford A. Price, Bethleham; Dan McCaskill, Biscoe; Colon McDonald, 
Cameronian; E. W. Flowers, Jr., Caldwell Memorial; Fuller McDuffie, 
Candor; Al Robinson, Carmel; Lloyd Baker, Central Steele Creek; 
A. Ward McKeithen, Charlotte First; Ralph A. Woodburn, Charlotte 
Third; N. J. Owens, Christ; Mrs. Joe Hunter, Clanton Memorial; L. D. 
Berryhill, Sr., Commonwealth-Eastminster; Walter S. Dunn, Cooks 
Memorial; George E. McCachren, Emmett W. Shackelford, J. Harry 
Weatherly, Covenant; Roger W. Blackwelder, Jr., East; W. S. McRae, 
Ellerbe; A. D. Morgan, First Union; Thomas H. Chadwick, Jr., Forest 
Hill; J. A. Barbour, Jr., Hamlet; Kenneth Norris, Hickory Grove; 
Angus R. Shaw, Jr., Hopewell; E. F. Kumm, Huntersville; Richard K. 
Timmons, Indian Trail; T. J. Cooper, Johnston Memorial; Robert L. 
Smith, Locust; Daniel J. McCaskill, Macedonia; J. W. Oehler, Mallard 
Creek; D. L. McDonald, Marks Creek; J. Ross Kistler, McGee; M. M. 
Hill, McLean; Charles A. Cross, McQuay; Van D. Crutchfield, Me- 
morial; John R. Milliken, Monroe; John N. Wall, Morven; Lee Mclnnis, 
Mt. Carmel; J. E. Poe, Mt. Gilead; J. Barry Ranson, Mulberry; Rufus 
K. Allison, Douglas W. Booth, Myers Park; Carl Chapman, Newell; 
D. T. Warner, Norman; Fleetwood Haire, Norwood; Hugh Neisler, 
Pageland; William C. Wicker, Park Avenue; Ted C. E. Manning, Paw 
Creek; Eugene Burroughs, Pee Dee; James E. Harper, Philadelphia; 
David Boozer, Plaza; John K. Thompson, Pleasant Hill; Joe Hudson, 
Providence; James R. Miller, Jr., Quail Hollow; Otis C. Gray, Ramah, 
Gareth Smith, Ridgecrest; Robert Hill, Robinson; David Covington, 
Rourk; Robert L, Brown, Jr., St. Andrews; John C. Robelot, St. Giles; 
A. Bruce Gillander, St. John; L. Wayne McCoy, Sardis; David G. 
Martin, Jr., Seigle Avenue; I. A. Jones, Selwyn Avenue; E. C. Sull- 
worth, Sharon; A. Gill Davis, Siler; James R. Perry, Six Mile Creek; 
Dannie Martin, Smallwood; Mrs. Annie N. Davis, South Try on; Wil- 
liam D. Loy, Jr., Steele Creek; Leroy Kimbrell, Stephenson; Joe 
Sandifer, Sugaw Creek; Ross Miller, Sr., Thomasboro; Charles E. 
Moore, Trinity; Charles Biggers, Sr., Turner; Jack Tesh, Unionville; 
Mitchell Tyson, Walkersville; H. H. Massey, Waxhaw; C. C. Duncan, 
Westminster; Mrs. Eloise Stilwell, Westover Hills; J. C. Pope, Williams 
Memorial. 

CHURCH EXCUSED: Amity. 

CHURCHES UNEXCUSED: Alton, Bethany, Bethel, Cornelius, 
Camden, Marston, Matthews, Rehoboth, Star, Troy, Wadesboro. 

Ruling Elders attending Presbytery for the first time 
were introduced and welcomed. 

French B. O'Shields, Jr., Moderator-in-Nomination, was 
unanimously elected Moderator. 



20 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

The following Standing Committees were appointed: 

ATTENDANCE COMMITTEE 

J. Arthur Beard, Chairman 

J. A. Luddy 

Franklin Toole, Jr. 

Roger W. Blackwelder, Jr. 

Leroy Kimbrell 
Thomas H. Chadwick, Jr. 

BILLS AND OVERTURES COMMITTEE 

J. S. Russell, Jr., Chairman 

Robert J. James 

James E. Fogartie 

G. Douglas Aitken 

Rufus K. Allison 

TELLERS 

M. B. Prince, III 
Charles L. Kirby 

L. W. Topping 
Kenneth P. Craig 

Jimmy Miller 
J. C. Pope 

Joe Sandifer 
Carl R. Chapman 

The report of the Committee on Arrangements was pre- 
sented by the host Pastor, Robert W. Rayburn, who welcomed 
the Court. Report was received as information. 

The Committee on Court Meetings reported through its 
Chairman, Russell M. Kerr, who presented the Docket. With 
additions and special orders, it was adopted. 

THE DOCKET 

1. Opening Worship — Sermon by Mr. James H. Shackelford. 

2. Sacrament of the Lord's Supper — Administered by Reverend 
Robert W. Rayburn assisted by the Elders of the Christ Church. 

3. Enrollment of Presbytery and Introduction of visiting Brethren. 
Recognition of Ruling Elders attending Presbytery for the first 
time. 

4. Election of Moderator — Rev. F. B. O'Shields, Jr., Moderator- 
Nominee. 

5. Report of Committee on Arrangements by Host Pastor. 

6. Appointment of Standing Committees: 

1. Bills and Overtures. 

2. Attendance. 

3. Tellers. 

7. Adoption of Docket (Court Meetings) Rev. Russell M. Kerr. 

8. Communications and New Business (Referral to Proper Commit- 
tees). 

(All new business must be before the Court by the end of the first 
recess). 

9. Recess 10:15-10:30 A.M.; Recess for lunch 12:30-1:30 P.M.; Recess 
3:30-3:45 P.M. 

10. Christian Education Committee — Special Report. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 21 

11. Report of Treasurer — C. B. Baird. 

12. Report of Presbytery's Council — Rev. John M. Handley, Chairman. 
Report of Budget and Stewardship Committee — Rev. F. B. 
O'Shields, Jr., Chairman 

Report of Deployment and Sustentation of Churches — Rev. Roy W. 
Coker, Chairman. 

13. Report of the Commission on the Minister and His Work — Rev. 
Robert J. James. 

14. Report of Committee on Pre-Ordination & Examinations — Rev. 
Oliver W. Carmichael (Third order after lunch). 

15. Report of General Presbyter, J. Cecil Lawrence. 

16. Report of Personnel Committee — Gene A. Cathey (2nd Order After 
Lunch). 

(Commissioners to the General Assembly to be elected). 

17. Calls for Pastors and Supplies. 

18. Commissions to be Appointed. 

19. Interpretations Committee — Rev. Robert Turner. 

(Copies of the Proposed Amendments were mailed to you prior to 
the November Meeting of Presbytery. Please bring them with you.) 

20. Nomination of Moderator — Nominee (First Order after Lunch). 

21. New Presbytery. 

A. Chairman of Commission for Mecklenburg Presbytery — Rev. 
Robert Turner. 

B. Moderator — Rev. Russell M. Kerr. 

C. Evaluation and Review Committee — Rev. E. T. Thompson, Jr. 

D. Institutional Ministries Committee — Rev. J. E. Wayland, Jr., 
Chairman. 

22. Unfinished Business: Resolutions, Thanks, Attendance, Etc. 

23. Reading and Adoption of Minutes. 

24. Adjournment with Apostolic Benediction. 



From Minutes of Synod Commission on Changes in Presbyteries' 
Boundaries: 

1. The uniform effective date of reorganization of the Presbyteries 
of Synod shall be December 31, 1971. The Commission stands 
ready to assist any Presbytery with implementation. 

2. Russell M. Kerr was appointed Moderator and J. Cecil Lawrence 
Clerk Pro-Tern, respectively. 

3. By motion, the Commission directed and approved to call a meet- 
ing not later than March 31, 1971 for the purpose of organizing new 
Presbyteries. 

The invitation of the Trinity Church for the Fall Meeting 
of Presbytery was accepted with appreciation. 

Communications were presented and referred. 

The Minutes of the following Commissions were presented 
and admitted to record. 



22 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Service Of Ordination For Miss Laura Buzard As Minister To 
Students, Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, North Carolina 

On November 30, 1970 

The Commission met on November 30, 1970, at 7:00 P.M. at the 
Presbyterian Hospital. MINISTERS present were: David E. Wilkinson, 
Chairman; Horace E. Stoessel, and J. Cecil Lawrence. RULING 
ELDERS: Lawrence K. Boggs, M.D., James Barnhardt, and Mrs. Ray 
L. Gardner. 

The following who had been invited by Mecklenburg Presbytery 
to participate in the Service were present: Reverend Paul D. Buzard, 
Reverend William H. Terry, Miss Julia P. Simmons, and Miss Sara P. 
Little, Ph.D. 

The Commission opened with prayer by David E. Wilkinson. J. 
Cecil Lawrence was elected Secretary of the Commission. The Com- 
mission recessed for the Ordination Service. 

The Chairman presided. The Service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. J. Cecil Lawrence read the Scripture 
and Miss Sara P. Little had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by Paul D. Buzard on the topic, "For 
the Glory Of God And My Fellow Man." 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the Pres- 
bytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the Ordination 
Ordinance. 

William H. Terry propounded the Constitutional Questions to the 
Candidate, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the Constitutional Questions to the Students of the 
Presbyterian Hospital, and these were answered in the affirmative. 
The Candidate then kneeled and was set apart to the holy office of 
the Gospel Ministry with prayer and the laying on of hands. Horace 
E. Stoessel led in the Ordination Prayer. Miss Laura Buzard then rose 
and the Members of the Commission gave her the right hand of fellow- 
ship. The Chairman then declared that she had been regularly Ordain- 
ed as a Presbyterian Minister in the Presbyterian Church U. S. 

A Charge to the Minister was delivered by Miss Julia P. Simmons. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Minister pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by Lawrence K. Boggs, M.D. 

J. Cecil Lawrence 
Secretary 

Service Of Installation For Robert S. Hough, 
East Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, North Carolina 
On November 29, 1970 

The Commission met on November 29, 1970, at 7:00 P.M. at the 
Church. Commission Members present were: MINISTERS: J. Cecil 
Lawrence, Chairman; Robert J. James, Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., and 
Frank H. Caldwell. RULING ELDERS: J. Mason Wallace, Jr., D. G. 
Aitken, Joseph W. Grier, Jr., James R. Nisbet, and R. W. Blackwelder, 
Jr. 

The Commission Meeting was opened with prayer by J. Mason 
Wallace, Jr. Robert J. James was elected Secretary of the Com- 
mission. The Commission recessed for the Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. J. Mason Wallace, Jr. read the Scrip- 
ture and D. G. Aitken had the prayer. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 23 

The Sermon was preached by Eugene L. Daniel, Jr. on the topic, 
"It Doesn't Have To Happen Here". 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the In- 
stallation Service. 

The Chairman propounded the Constitutional Questions to the 
Minister, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the Constitutional Questions to the East Congrega- 
tion, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Members of the 
Commission then gave the new Pastor the right hand of fellowship. 
The Chairman then declared that Robert S. Hough had been regularly 
elected, and installed as Pastor of the East Presbyterian Church. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by Frank H. Caldwell. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by James R. Nisbet. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by R. W. Blackwelder, Jr. 

Robert J. James 
Secretary 



Service Of Installation For T. A. Little, Jr., Pastor Of 
The Si. Andrews Presbyterian Church, December 13, 1970, 3:30 P.M. 

The Commission met on December 13, 1970, at 3:30 P.M. at the 
Church. Commission Members present were: MINISTERS: Charles L. 
Kirby, Chairman; Joseph F. Condro, John M. Handlev, Neil C. Leach, 
J. Cecil Lawrence. RULING ELDERS: E. Nelson Cole, G. Douglas 
Aitken, Sr., William A. White, Jr. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by Charles 
L. Kirby. Neil C. Leach was elected Secretary of the Commission. 
The Commission recessed for the Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The Service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. G. Douglas Aitken, Sr. read the Scrip- 
ture and E. Nelson Cole had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by William A. Stewart, Jr. on the topic, 
"Dear Amos: You Flunked. Sincerely, Dale Carnegie". 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the In- 
stallation Service. 

The Chairman propounded the Constitutional Questions to the 
Minister and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the Constitutional Questions to the St. Andrews Con- 
gregation, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Members 
of the Commission then gave the new Pastor the right hand of fellow- 
ship. The Chairman then declared that T. A. Little, Jr. had been regu- 
larly elected, and installed as Pastor of the St. Andrews Presbyterian 
Church. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by William A. White, Jr. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by Neil C. Leach. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by Joseph F. Condro. 

Neil C. Leach 
Secretary 



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Letters of Dismissal of Ministers from other Presbyteries 
were found in order: Charles C. Cowsert — Winchester Presby- 
tery; A. Jackson Morrison and Vance C. Baucom — Fayetteville 
Presbytery; W. B. McSwain — Concord Presbytery; and Fred R. 
McAlister, Sr. — Piedmont Presbytery. 

David S. Templeton was received from South Carolina 
Presbytery as a Candidate for the Ministry of the Word and 
the Sacraments. 

Fred C. Holder made announcement concerning a Seminar 
for Area Presbyterian Ministers on March 13 at Amity Church 
which was received as information. 

The request of Billy G. McCall that his name be removed 
from the list of Ruling Elder nominees as Commissioners to 
the General Assembly was granted. 

A communication from the Session of the Matthews 
Church protesting action of the Presbytery in the matter of 
rules governing the status of Pastors who have removed to 
other churches was referred to the Standing Committee on 
Bills and Overtures. 

A communication from the Session of the Thomasboro 
Church was received as information. 

Robert H. Ramey, Jr. made a motion, which was seconded 
and carried, that the Presbytery engage in a season of prayer 
for all schools and that the Moderator appoint someone to 
lead in this prayer. The Moderator appointed Mr. Ramey to 
lead this prayer and it was done. 

The Court recessed for fifteen minutes. 

Joe P. Arnold made a special report for the Christian Edu- 
cation Committee concerning the facilities offered at Camp 
Grier in Concord Presbytery. The Camp facilities and program 
was presented through audio-visuals by Mr. William Key, Resi- 
dent Camp Director at Camp Grier. This was received as in- 
formation. 

Announcement was made concerning a Curriculum Plan- 
ning Workshop to be held March 19-21 at Bethelwood Christian 
Education Center half-way between Rock Hill and York, 
S. C, and/or April 20-22 at the Sardis Presbyterian Church, 
Charlotte, N. C. 

The report of the Treasurer, C. B. Baird, was presented 
and it was ordered admitted to record. 

MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY'S CENTRAL TREASURER 
FINANCIAL REPORT— 1970 

Balance on Hand January 10, 1970 $ 18,135.48 

RECEIPTS: 

Benevolences $772,273.54 



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Registrations — Camp Stewart 622.00 

Registrations — Division Workshops 375.50 

Registrations — Leadership School 272.00 

Youth Sub-Committee Refund 18.69 

Children's Sub-Committee Refund 15.00 

Boyd Memorial Fund— Interest 2,966.34 

Alexander Fund — Interest 394.91 

A.R.P. Churches for Chaplain 75.00 

Church and Manse Fund 2,684.00 

N.C. Tax Refund from 1969 589.49 

Nat'l Minis.— School of Music 4,400.00 

For World Mission Conference 2,260.00 

Wachovia Bank 50.00 

Rental Fees— Happy Money 120.00 

Hunter Memorial Fund 80.00 

Minister and His Work 150.00 

Business Fund 69,398.69 

Total $874,880.64 

DISBURSEMENTS: 

I. General Assembly— Budgeted $366,507.59 

Non-Budgeted 13,261.21 

Board of Women's Work 9.00 

II. Synod of North Carolina— Budgeted $255,844.97 

Non-Budgeted 192.15 

III. Pre-Ordination and Examination 

Grants-in-Aid $ 5,194.25 

Committee Expenses 85.60 

Total $ 5,279.85 

IV. Minister and His Work 

Discretionary Fund $ 976.12 

V. Leadership Education 

NCCL Conference $ 1,318.00 

County Leadership Schools (3) 1,500.00 

Inter-Personal Relations Lab 265.00 

Children's Work 525.74 

Men's Work 450.00 

Home-Family Workshops 150.00 

Books, Materials for adults 50.00 

Youth Sub-Committee Expenses 75.69 

Continuing Education— DCE 279.80 

Office Expenses— DCE 184.95 

Adult Division Workshops 1,084.62 

Charlotte Leadership School 1,374.72 

Evangelism Conference 292.83 

Presbyterian Guidance Program 128.62 

Total $ 7,679.97 

VI. Publicity — Promotion 

The Mecklenburg Presbyterian $ 5,316.19 

Delegates to Montreat— Non-Budgeted 2,260.00 

VII. Camping and Retreat 

Operations $ 6,465.80 

Maintenance 2,701.52 

Supplies and Equipment 1,744,43 

Programming 2,251.74 

Total $ 13,163.49 



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VIII. Strategy and Research 

Sustentation $ 50,170.01 

Urban Work— Seigle Avenue 3,200.00 

Double Oaks Nursery 5,000.00 

Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church 4,100.00 

Albemarle Property and Interest 3,822.00 

Delegate to Natl Minis. Conference 60.00 

Total $ 66,352.01 

Non- Budgeted 

Church and Manse Letters $ 72.72 

Benton Heights Church 678.50 

Park Avenue Church 1,807.78 

East Presbyterian Church 125.00 

Total $ 2,684.00 

IX. Specialized Ministry 

Evangelism Development $ 1,510.50 

Inter-Church Action Committee 11,750.00 

Experimental Ministries 500.00 

Total $ 13,760.50 

Non- Budgeted 

School of Music— Charlotte First $ 4,400.00 

Alexander Children's Center 81.98 

Total $ 4,481.98 

X. Presbytery's Council 

Stewardship Program $ 385.96 

Insurance on Property 2,799.00 

Property Taxes, Maintenance 1,455.32 

Council Operating Expenses 1,694.84 

Contingency Fund 180.00 

Total $ 6,515.12 

Camp Stewart Administration 

Salaries, Taxes, S.S $ 10,904.51 

Professional Exp. and Staff Travel 305.00 

M.A.F.— Mr. Beazley 1,128.00 

Hospitalization — Beazley, Osborne 581.22 

Severance Pay 336.68 

Total $ 13,255.41 

Chaplain's Program 

Salaries, S. S $ 5,680.84 

Memorial Hospital Visitor 1,578.01 

M.A.F.— Dr. Wilkinson 1,558.60 

Hospitalization — Dr. Wilkinson 314.25 

Miscellaneous Expenses 1,264.55 

Total $ 10,396.25 

Expenses for Committees 

Pre-Ordination $ 234.00 

Minister and His Work 947.24 

Leadership Education 166.36 

Publicity — Promotion 33.90 

Specialized Ministry 90.77 

Institutional Ministries 104.99 

Courts Meeting 327.87 



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Personnel Committee 14.40 

Evaluation and Review 23.03 

Total $ 1,942.56 

Total Presbytery's Council $ 32,109.34 

XI. Business Fund 

Office of General Presbyter and Staled Clerk 

Salaries, Taxes, S.S $ 20,599.11 

M.A.F.— Dr. Lawrence 1,365.00 

Hospitalization — Lawrence, Bullard 439.34 

Discretionary Fund 964.18 

Postage, Materials 2,019.82 

Phone 722.41 

Total $ 26,109.86 

General Presbytery Expenses 

General Assembly Assessment $ 14,312.76 

Synod Assessment 17,904.48 

Minutes of Presbytery 1,719.41 

Entertaining Presbytery 300.00 

Total $ 34,236.65 

Office of Central Treasurer 

Salaries, Taxes, S.S $ 5,007.34 

Hospitalization— Walsh 125.09 

Rent for Office 1,056.00 

Phone 234.36 

Postage, Supplies 261.25 

Total $ 6,684.04 

Total Business Fund $ 67,030.55 

Balance in Business Fund $ 873.32 

Total Disbursements $856,908.92 

Balance on Hand January 12, 1971 $ 17,971.72 

First Union National Bank $ 2,747.42 

Intangible Tax 2.74 

Balance on Hand January 12, 1971 $ 2,744.68 

Note: The above Benevolent Account includes 
World Mission Film Fund in amount of 
$151.77 from 1969, and Conference Fund 
in amount of $6.90 from 1970. 

C. B. Baird 
Central Treasurer 
Mecklenburg Presbytery 

The report of the General Presbyter was made by J. Cecil 
Lawrence and adopted. 

REPORT OF THE GENERAL PRESBYTER FOR 1970 

During the past year, the Staff of Presbytery's Office consisting 
of Miss Annette Bullard and the General Presbyter, J. Cecil Lawrence, 
and from time to time additional secretarial help, has been available 
for assistance to the various Committees of Mecklenburg Presbytery. 
It has been a genuine pleasure to work with the Chairmen, and we 
are grateful for their understanding and cooperation. 

The General Presbyter has tried to render every assistance to all 



28 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Committees, and has met with each at stated meetings when there 
was no conflict in schedule. He has perhaps spent more time with the 
Chairman of the Commission on the Minister and His Work than any 
other. During the past year, he has met with the Chairman from one 
to five times each week. 

Presbytery has welcomed 14 additional ministers, and it has been 
the desire of the General Presbyter to assist in every way possible in 
getting these men oriented. Then, too, he has expressed appreciation 
to all ministers who have left during 1970 for their contribution to 
this part of the Lord's Kingdom. 

There are various and many routine activities going on in Pres- 
bytery's Office all the time. The Office is open from Monday through 
Friday 9:00 A.M. to 4:45 P.M. Listed are some of the things that hap- 
pen day by day: Five to twenty visitors in Office each day; thirty 
to sixty telephone calls per day; hundreds of letters must go out each 
week; various reports to the General Assembly, Synod and Presby- 
tery, etc.; arranging for pulpit supplies in vacant churches (fifty to 
one hundred monthly); preparation of Minutes for Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery; and preparation of the Mecklenburg Presbyterian. 

The Manual has been reproduced in mimeographed form and 
mailed to each Minister in the Presbytery. Working with the Chair- 
man of Presbytery's Committee on the Manual, Reverend Robert 
Turner, the Manual is being reproduced in mimeographed form with 
changes made by Presbytery, and will be available for each Minister. 
The printing of the Manual is scheduled for early 1972. 

MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY STATISTICAL SUMMARY 

Church Year— 1970 

Ruling Elders 1,267 

Deacons 1,358 

Added on Profession 837 

Other Gains 1,935 

Losses 2,185 

Communicants 37,556 

Adult Baptisms 252 

Infant Baptisms 572 

Sunday School Enrollment 26,435 

Financial Report 

1. Assembly's Causes $ 369,509 

2. Synod's Causes 256,388 

3. Presbytery's Causes 162,625 

4. Total Budgeted Benevolences 788,522 

5. Assembly's Non-Budgeted Causes 79,582 

6. Synod's Non-Budgeted Causes 182,128 

7. Presbytery's Non-Budgeted Causes 130,334 

8. Congregational Missions 117,378 

9. Miscellaneous Contributions 91,239 

10. Total Non-Budgeted Benevolences 600,661 

11. Total to all Benevolences 1,388,683 

12. Current Expenses 3,482,561 

13. Building Fund Receipts 838,403 

14. Total All Contributions 5,709,647 

The report of Presbytery's Council was presented by John 
M. Handley, Chairman. 

At the request of the Moderator, Robert J. James took the 
Chair in order that he might make a report. 

The Budget and Stewardship Committee report was made 
by French B. O'Shields, Jr. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 29 



The Proposed Spending Budget was adopted. 

DISBURSEMENTS 

I. General Assembly $359,897.00 

II. Synod 252,700.00 

III. Presbytery 153,153.00 

A. Commission on the Minister and 

His Work $ 4,000.00 

B. Council 21,218.00 

C. Court Meetings Committee 550.00 

D. Deployment and Sustentation 60,760.00 (plus $2,500 

Boyd F.) 

E. Evaluation and Review Committee 75.00 

F. Institutional Ministries Committee 12,000.00 

G. Interpretation Committee 25.00 

H. Christian Education Committee 17,500.00 

I. Personnel Committee 25.00 

J. Pre-Ordination and Examination 

Committee 5,000.00 (Plus $300 

Alex F.) 
K. Pre-Ordination and In-Service Training 50.00 

L. Publicity and Promotion Committee 4,500.00 

M. Specialized Ministry Committee 18,000.00 

N. Strategy and Research Committee 9,000.00 

0. World Mission Committee 425.00 

P. Worship Committee 25.00 

Total Budget $765,750.00 

The recommendations of Presbytery's Council were adopt- 
ed. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. PART A. That Presbytery approve the 1971 Benevolence 
Budget. PART B. That the Chairman of the Deployment and 
Sustentation Committee be heard with recommendations regarding 
a portion of the detailed budget. 

2. That all committees be instructed to submit their revised spend- 
ing budgets to Council for approval by March 15, 1971. That these 
revised spending budgets be recorded in the Minutes of the next meet- 
ing of Presbytery. 

3. That local churches be urged to send all supplemental offerings 
through the Treasurer of Presbytery rather than direct. 

4. That the auditor's report on Presbytery's books for 1970 be re- 
ceived as information and deposited in Presbytery's Office. 

5. That any committees wishing to make reports to meetings of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery be instructed to get their reports in writing 
into the advance information packet provided to each member of the 
Court before the date of the meeting. That any committee not so 
providing advance indication of their activities and recommendations 
have their business presented only as "New Business" late in the 
docket. 

6. That Mecklenburg Presbytery concur with the request of the 
Davidson College Board of Trustees that the number of their Trus- 
tees be reduced to 42 with 26 elected by the various supporting church 
courts assigned on the basis of population with limited terms of 
office stipulated by the electing court. Further, that the Board shall 
have the privilege of making recommendations to Presbytery's Per- 
sonnel Committee as regards future nominees to their Board. 

7. That Russell M. Kerr be named to the Special Camp Stewart 
Committee to replace William A. Stewart, Jr. who will move from 
Mecklenburg Presbytery in March, 1971. 



30 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Roy W. Coker, Chairman, made the report for the Com- 
mittee on Deployment and Sustentation of Churches. The 
following recommendations were adopted: 

I. That the Stephenson Church be granted permission to call a 
Minister full time. 

The Committee on Development and Sustentation is working 
with the Unionville Church to help them determine the future of 
their Church. 

II. That Presbytery grant the request of the Ridgecrest Church 
that the relationship with the Oakboro Church whereby the two 
churches share the services of the Pastor be dissolved; and that the 
Ridgecrest Church be allowed to call a full-time Minister, without the 
financial aid from Presbytery; it is further understood that this action 
will not result in the reduction of the support from the Ridgecrest 
Church toward the benevolent program of the Presbytery. 

The Committee on Deployment and Sustentation is working with 
the Oakboro Church to help them determine the future of their 
Church. 

The report of the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work was presented by Robert J. James, Chairman, and its 
recommendations adopted. 

Part I 

The following excerpts from the minutes of the Commission are 
submitted to Presbytery for admission to the record: 

1. The Commission met at the Paw Creek Presbyterian Church on 
December 17, 1970, at 12:30 P.M. Dr. Frank Caldwell opened the 
meeting with prayer. The following were present: Rev. Robert J. 
James, Chairman; Dr. Eugene P. Poe, Dr. E. Lee Stoffel, Dr. Frank 
H. Caldwell, Miss Summers Tarlton, Mr. Billy G. McCall, Mrs. 
Ernest B. Hunter, Mr. G. Douglas Aitken, Mr. Robert F. Stokes, Dr. 
J. Cecil Lawrence, Rev. William Long and Rev. Kenneth P. Craig. 
The Rev. Kenneth P. Craig was elected Secretary of the Commis- 
sion for the year 1971. 

Sub-Committee Assignments for 1971 were made as follows: 

Sub-Commitiee on Minister Deployment: Frank H. Caldwell, 
Chairman; E. Lee Stoffel, G. Douglas Aitken, Mrs. Ernest B. 
Hunter. 

Sub -Committee on Pastoral Oversight and Minister's Health 
and Finances: Eugene P. Poe, Chairman; Robert J. James, Ed- 
ward O. Kenion, Billy G. McCalL 

Sub-Committee on In-Service Training and Fellowship: William 
F. Long, Chairman; Kenneth P. Craig, Miss Summers Tarl- 
ton, Robert F. Stokes. 

Upon his own request, and with the concurrence of the congrega- 
tion, the pastoral relationship between the Rev. Curtis Moore and 
the Unionville Church was dissolved effective December 31, 1970. 
The Rev. Thomas Bryan, honorably retired, was endorsed by the 
Commission as a recipient for the Reynolds Fund. 

2. The Commission met at the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, 
on January 21, 1971, at 1:30 P.M. The meeting was opened with 
prayer by The Rev. Eugene P. Poe. Present were: The Rev. Robert 
J. James, Chairman; The Rev. Eugene P. Poe, The Rev. William F. 
Long, The Rev. Kenneth P. Craig, Miss Summers Tarlton, Mrs. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 31 

Ernest B. Hunter, Mr. Billy G. McCall, Mr. G. Douglas Aitken, Mr. 
Robert F. Stokes and Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence. 

The Rev. Edward C. Wilson appeared before the Commission and 
requested the dissolution of his pastoral relationship with the 
Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church, effective February 1, 1971. A 
letter from the church stating its concurrence at a dully called 
congregational meeting was read by the Chairman and the request 
was granted. Mr. Wilson was granted permission to labor outside 
the bounds of Presbytery for one year with Hospital Management 
Services of Charlotte, N. C. 

The Rev. J. R. McAlpine, III of the Steele Creek Presbyterian 
Church appeared before the Commission and requested that his 
pastoral relationship with the Steele Creek Church be dissolved 
effective February 7, 1971. His request was granted upon receipt 
of a letter of concurrence from the Steele Creek Presbyterian 
Church. Mr. McAlpine was granted a letter of dismissal to the 
Presbytery of Granville where he will become pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church, Henderson, N. C. 

The Rev. Morris J. Ehrlich appeared before the Commission and re- 
quested transfer to the Presbytery of Northeast Texas, effective 
January 21, 1971, in order that he might accept a call as Assistant 
Minister of Youth, Highland Park Church, Dallas, Texas. The re- 
quest was granted. 

The Rev. David B. Jenkins appeared before the Commission and re- 
quested that his pastoral relationship with the First Presbyterian 
Church Rockingham, N. C. be dissolved effective February 8, 1971. 
Concurrence of the congregation was presented by letter, and Mr. 
Jenkins' request was approved. Mr. Jenkins was granted a letter 
of dismission to the Presbytery of Albemarle where he is to become 
pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Goldsboro, N. C. 

The Rev. Charles C. Cowsert was approved for transfer to the 
Presbytery of Mecklenburg upon receipt of a letter stating that the 
terms of his call meets the minimum standards of Presbytery. Dr. 
Cowsert is associated with the Presbyterian Foundation. 

The call of the Third Presbyterian Church for the ministerial serv- 
ices of The Rev. Alex Jackson Morrison as Associate Minister, was 
reviewed and the terms of the call approved. The terms of the call 
are: 

Salary $7,000.00 

Automobile Allowance $1,000.00 

Utilities $600.00 

Library Allowance $200.00 

Annuity and Group Insurance 

Manse 

Moving Expense to Charlotte 

One month vacation 

3. The Commission met at the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, 
on February 18, 1971, at 1:30 P.M. The meeting was opened with 
prayer by The Rev. Kenneth P. Craig. Present were: The Rev. 
Robert J. James, Chairman; The Rev. E. Lee Stoffel, The Rev. 
William F. Long, The Rev. Kenneth P. Craig, Miss Summers Tarl- 
ton, Mrs. Ernest B. Hunter, Mr. Robert F. Stokes, The Rev. J. 
Cecil Lawrence, The Rev. Eugene P. Poe. 

The Rev. Fred P. Turner appeared before the Commission and re- 
quested that his pastoral relationship with the Albemarle Road 
Presbyterian Church be dissolved effective March 12, 1971. His 
request was granted pending receipt of a letter of concurrence from 
the Albemarle Road congregation. Mr. Turner was granted a letter 



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of dismissal to the Presbytery of Nashville where he will become 
minister of education of the First Presbyterian Church of Nashville. 

The Rev. William A. Stewart, Jr. appeared before the Commission 
with the request that his pastoral relationship with the Seigle Ave- 
nue Presbyterian Church be dissolved effective March 15. The 
Commission approved his request pending receipt of a letter of 
concurrence from the Seigle Avenue congregation. The terms of the 
calls of the First Presbyterian Church, Burns, Wyoming, and the 
Highlands United Presbyterian Church, Cheyenne, Wyoming, of the 
Presbytery of Wyoming, UPUSA, were approved, and referred to 
the Presbytery of Mecklenburg for their concurrence. Pending such 
action by the Presbytery of Mecklenburg a letter of dismissal for 
Mr. Stewart to the Presbytery of Wyoming was approved. 

The terms of the calls are: 

First Presbyterian Church, 
Burns, Wyoming 

Salary $3500.00 

Housing and Utilities $1200.00 

30 days vacation 

5tf per mile for all mileage 
necessary for his ministry 

Study leave for 2 weeks per 
year accumulative for 3 years 

Vz moving expenses 

Vz of his full pension 7.5% 

Highlands United Presbyterian 
Church, Cheyenne, Wyoming 

Salary $3500.00 

Housing and Utilities $1200.00 

30 days vacation 

5< per mile for all mileage 
necessary for his ministry 

Study leave of 2 weeks per year 
accumulative for 3 years 

x h moving expenses 

Vz of his full pension 7.5% 

The call of the Stephenson Presbyterian Church for the ministerial 
services of The Rev. Grover Curtis Moore was reviewed and the 
terms of the call approved: The terms of the call are: 

Salary $6600.00 

Automobile Allowance $1000.00 

Utilities $300.00 

10% Ministers' Annuity Fund 

Hospitalization Insurance 

Manse 

Vacation one month per year. 

Part II 
RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That the call of the Third Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, N. C. 
for the services of The Rev. Alex Jackson Morrison as Associate 
Minister be found in order and presented to him upon his reception 
into Presbytery. 

2. That the call of the McLean-Rourk Churches for the services of 
The Rev. Vance C. Baucom be found in order and presented to him 
upon reception into Presbytery. The terms of the Calls are: 



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33 



McLean Presbyterian Church Rourk Presbyterian Church 

Salary $2,640.00 Salary $3,960.00 

Automobile Allowance $400.00 Automobile Allowance $600.00 

Utilities $40.00 Utilities $60.00 

10% Ministers' Annuity Fund 10% Ministers' Annuity Fund 

Hospitalization Insurance for Hospitalization Insurance for 
Minister and Family (40%) Minister and Family (60%) 

One month Vacation One month Vacation 

Moving Expenses (40%) Moving Expenses (60%) 

3. That letters of transfer for The Rev. Alex Jackson Morrison, The 
Rev. Vance Baucom, and The Rev. Charles C. Cowsert from their 
respective Presbyteries be found in order and that they be ad- 
mitted to examination looking to their reception into Presbytery. 

4. That the call of the Stephenson Presbyterian Church for the serv- 
ices of The Rev. Grover Curtis Moore be found in order and pre- 
sented to him. 

5. That Presbytery approve the terms of calls of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Burns, Wyoming, and the Highlands United Presbyterian 
Church, Cheyenne, Wyoming to The Rev. William A. Stewart, Jr., 
and that the calls be placed in his hands. 

6. That the following changes in terms of call be approved: 

Salary Auto 

Increase Allowance Other 

Thomas Tyndall $ 900.00 $ 280.00 

Charles L. Kirby 600.00 600.00 

Marcus Prince, Jr 600.00 

Rudolph Hendricks 200.00 

Joe E. Stowe 500.00 

G. Eliot Dixon 300.00 

R. Rodney Love 500.00 500.00 

Leonard Bullock 700.00 $600.00 

Paul Home 400.00 400.00 

John M. Handley 900.00 

E. T. Thompson, Jr 400.00 200.00 

A. M. Keith 600.00 

Kenneth Craig 1,000.00 

J. Cecil Lawrence 500.00 

Friedrich Schilling, Jr 548.00 

Franklin Tool, Jr 300.00 400.00 

F. A. Mathes 400.00 

Ben Kirkland 300.00 

Joe F. Condro 300.00 220.00 

James E. Fogartie 1,000.00 

M. A. Cochrane, Jr 300.00 400.00 

Wm. A. Stewart, Jr 600.00 

G. Curtis Moore 600.00 400.00 

Thomas J. Nash III 300.00 400.00 200.00 

Bob Maclin 300.00 

Paul P. Thrower 300.00 400.00 

Wm. D. Morton 300.00 400.00 

Brett Fenwick 600.00 400.00 

J. S. Russell, Jr 600.00 

Fred Turner 300.00 

M. L. Smith 300.00 250.00 

Henry S. Robinson 100.00 

James Biggers 300.00 280.00 

F. B. O'Shields 450.00 

H. Howard Smith 400.00 



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Zane Moore 500.00 

Edward B. Cooper 100.00 100.00 

T. W. Tucker 540.00 

David C. Kennedy 636.00 400.00 

James N. Biggers 300.00 280.00 

Carl T. Uzzell 800.00 

Wm. A. Dysard, Jr 1,000.00 

James W. Eller 400.00 100.00 

James E. Ratchford 300.00 400.00 

Roy Coker 350.00 200.00 

Wm. F. Long 200.00 100.00 

Edwin O. Byrd, Jr 900.00 

Robert Rayburn 750.00 

David Bowman 300.00 400.00 

Glenn L. Hill 400.00 100.00 

Robert S. Owens 900.00 300.00 

W. D. Kuenzli 200.00 300.00 

W. W. Thrower 300.00 400.00 

Horace E. Stoessel 900.00 

Fred C. Holder 388.50 

Horace Hilton Jr 1,000.00 

Marcus Prince, III 500.00 300.00 200.00 

R. H. Ramey, Jr 1,000.00 200.00 

J. Renwich Kennedy, Jr 300.00 1,000.00 

Paul Douglas Heidt 200.00 400.00 

Eugene L. Daniel, Jr 1,000.00 

Wayne R. Aughinbaugh 100.00 

Eldon D. Wadsworth 600.00 

Richard C. Brand, Jr 800.00 

John F. Foy 400.00 200.00 400.00 

Russell M. Kerr 600.00 

The Presbytery went on record as expressing its apprecia- 
tion of the ministry of William A. Stewart, Jr. in the Seigle 
Avenue Church, and that of Fred P. Turner in establishing 
and promoting the growth of the Albemarle Road Church. 

Exercising personal privilege, the Moderator expressed 
appreciation to two members of the news media for perceptive 
reporting of church news and meetings of Presbytery — Mrs. 
Rita Simpson, Charlotte News, and Mr. Sam Covington, Char- 
lotte Observer. 

The Court adjourned for Lunch at 12:30 following a prayer 
for thanksgiving and fellowship by J. E. Wayland, Jr. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

The afternoon session was resumed with prayer by the 
Moderator. 

J. Arthur Beard, Associate Pastor of the Westminster 
Church, was elected Moderator-in-Nomination for the next 
meeting. 

The report of the Personnel Committee was made by its 
Chairman, Ruling Elder Gene A. Cathey. The first part of the 
report was adopted, filling all existing vacancies. 

I. Committee Assignments: 

to Presbytery's Council, Rev. H. Howard Smith, Class of 1973, 



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to replace Rev. David B. Jenkins, resigned 
to Presbytery's Council, Fred McCallum (Monroe First), Class 

of 1973, to replace Mrs. W. L. Wildermuth, resigned 
to Christian Education Committee, Rev. Laura Buzard, Class of 

1971, to replace Rev. J. Brett Fenwick, resigned 
to Christian Education Committee, Rev. Joseph F. Condro, Class 

of 1972, to replace Rev. Robert S. Maclin, III, resigned 
to Christian Education Committee, Mrs. Jack C. Cathy (Third), 

Class of 1972, to replace Jack S. Hamilton, resigned 
to Publicity and Promotion Committee, Rev. Charles L. Kirby, 

Class of 1972, to replace Rev. H. Howard Smith, assigned to 

Presbytery's Council 
to Publicity and Promotion Committee, M. S. Van Hecke 

(Covenant), Class of 1973, to replace Mrs. Hugh D. Verner, 

resigned 
to Specialized Ministries Committee, William Edward Moss 

(Hopewell), Class of 1971, to replace William Steagall, re- 
signed 

II. Nomination of Youth Delegate to General Assembly: 

H. Carson Rhyne, Jr. (Mulberry) and Edwin Shoaf, Jr. (Sharon) 

It is recommended the person receiving highest number of votes 
be designated "Principal Delegate," and person receiving second high- 
est number of votes be designated "Alternate Delegate." 

III. It is requested that Presbytery elect a person to the Personnel 
Committee to fill the unexpired term of Rev. J. R. McAlpine, III, Class 
of 1972, who has resigned. Oliver W. Carmichael was elected. 

The motion prevailed that the Personnel Committee nomi- 
nate to the Moderator two persons to serve on the Pan Presby- 
terian Committee and that the Moderator appoint these 
persons. 

The second part of the Personnel Committee report dealt 
with bringing nominations for Ministers and Ruling Elder 
Commissioners to full strength preparatory to balloting. The 
balloting resulted in the following being elected as Com- 
missioners to the General Assembly meeting in Massanetta 
Springs, Virginia on June 13, 1971. 

Ministers 

Principles: Robert J. James, Oliver W. Carmichael, Leonard H. Bul- 
lock, Robert H. Ramey, Jr., Zane M. Moore, E. Lee Stoffel, A. Rudolph 
Hendricks, Charles E. S. Kraemer. 

Alternates: J. Brett Fenwick, Franklin Toole, Jr., Paul A. Home, 
Friedrich Schilling, Jr., David C. Kennedy, Carl Uzzell, John Frank 
Foy, H. Howard Smith, Marshal L. Smith, Jr. 

Ruling Elders 

Principals: G. Douglas Aitken (Avondale), Reece Thomas (Mallard 
Creek), Dr. Thomas N. Massey, Jr. (Trinity), Dr. Dean Colvard (Cov- 
enant), Fred McCallum (Monroe, First), H. J. Caldwell, Sr. (Amity), 
Mrs. Ray L. Gardner (Seigle Avenue), Edward O. Kenion (Candor). 

Alternates: Charles W. Patterson (Charlotte, First), William Carlisle 
(Newell), Angus Shaw, Jr. (Hopewell), William A. White, Jr. (Myers 
Park), Charles Shelton (Wadesboro, First), Roger W. Blackwelder, 
Jr. (East), Daniel J. McCaskill (Biscoe), Evan W. Holyfield (Thomas- 
boro). 



36 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

It was voted that in the case of any ties, they would be 
taken in alphabetical order. 

H. Carson Rhyne, Jr., a Candidate under the care of Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery, was elected Youth Delegate to the Gen- 
eral Assembly. 

The Committee on Pre-Ordination and Examination 
through Paul Douglas Heidt presented Mr. James Hubert 
Shackelford, a member of the Covenant Church, for examina- 
tion for Ordination. 

The motion prevailed that the sermon preached by Mr. 
Shackelford at the opening of Presbytery be sustained as satis- 
factory. He offered testimony as to his personal religious 
experience and sense of call. This was sustained as satisfactory. 
He was further examined in complete accordance with the 
Book of Church Order for those seeking Ordination. This ex- 
amination in all its parts and as a whole was sustained as 
satisfactory. 

Inasmuch as Mr. Shackelford expects to continue his theo- 
logical studies, his work at Chicago Seminary was approved 
and the following Commission was appointed to Ordain him 
on Sunday morning, February 28, 1971, in the Covenant 
Church. 



COMMISSION APPOINTED BY MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

TO ORDAIN JAMES H. SHACKELFORD ON SUNDAY, 

FEBRUARY 28, 1971 AT 11 A.M. IN THE COVENANT 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA 

MINISTERS: 

Warner L. Hall, Chairman. To preside and propound the Constitu- 
tional Questions. 

John M. Handley. To deliver the Charge to the Minister. 
Horace E. Stoessel. 

RULING ELDERS: 

Emmett W. Shackelford. To offer the Ordination Prayer. 
James C. Barnes. 
Dean W. Colvard. 

ALTERNATE: 

E. B. Hunter, Jr. 

The Court recessed for fifteen minutes. 

The report of the Committee on Pre-Ordination and Ex- 
amination was resumed. Oliver W. Carmichael presented the 
following for reception into the Presbytery: Charles C. Cowsert 
from Winchester Presbytery, to serve as Associate Director of 
the Presbyterian Foundation; Fred R. McAlister, Sr., Honor- 
ably Retired, from Piedmont Presbytery; William B. McSwain, 
Honorably Retired, from Concord Presbytery; A. Jackson 
Morrison, from Fayetteville Presbytery to serve as Associate 
Pastor of the Third Church, Charlotte; and Vance C. Baucom, 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 37 

from Fayetteville Presbytery to serve the McLean and Rourk 
Churches. These brethren, having made statements as to their 
religious experience and views, were voted into membership 
of the Presbytery upon signing the Roll Book. Terms of calls 
for A. Jackson Morrison and Vance C. Baucom are given in 
the report of the Commission on the Minister and His Work. 

Commissions were appointed as follows: 

COMMISSION APPOINTED BY MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

TO INSTALL REVEREND A. JACKSON MORRISON AS 

ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF THE THIRD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1971 AT 11 O'CLOCK A.M. 

Ministers: 

J. Arthur Beard — Chairman, To preside and propound the Con- 
stitutional Questions. 

Edwin O. Byrd, Jr. — To preach the Sermon. 

Angus G. Mclnnis — To deliver the Charge to the Associate Pastor. 

Robert S. Woodson — To have the Installation Prayer. 

J. Cecil Lawrence — Alternate. 

Ruling Elders: 

Angus R. Shaw — To deliver the Charge to the Congregation. 
John J. Ozment. 
Jesse T. Leonard. 
Odell V. Needham. 

COMMISSION APPOINTED BY MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 
TO INSTALL REVEREND VANCE C. BAUCOM AS PASTOR OF 

THE McLEAN AND ROURK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES ON 

SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 1971, SERVICE AT McLEAN AT 4:30 P.M. 

AND SERVICE AT ROURK 7:30 P.M. 

MINISTERS: 

J. Cecil Lawrence, Chairman, To preside and propound the Con- 
stitutional Questions. 

Zane M. Moore, To preach the Sermon. 

Curtis W. Medlin, To deliver the Charge to the Minister. 

RULING ELDERS: 

W. B. Young (Central Steele Creek) — To deliver the Charge to the 
Congregation. 

Alfred B. Smith (Rourk) 

Ralph Lovin (McLean) 

Robert Turner, Chairman of the Interpretations Commit- 
tee, presented the Amendments to the Constitution of the 
Church sent down from the 1970 General Assembly. These 
Amendments were voted upon separately, and all of them 
were adopted. 

1. That Section 12-5 of The Form of Government be amended. 

2. That Section 17-1 of The Form of Government be amended. 

3. That Section 17-1 of The Form of Government be amended. 

4. That The Form of Government be amended by adding new Section 
to be numbered 30-5 as follows: 



38 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

"No vote shall be taken by a Presbytery on any issue sent to such 
Presbytery by the General Assembly for advice and consent under 
this chapter unless at least ten days' notice has been given in writ- 
ing to each Teaching Elder enrolled in the Presbytery and to the 
Clerk of Session of each church in the Presbytery. Such notice 
should state the issue to be presented for advice and consent and 
the time and place of such Presbytery meeting." 

5. That The Directory for the Worship and Work of the Church be 

amended by adding the following new Chapter 20, and renumber- 
ing the remaining chapters and sections consecutively: 
"CHAPTER 20. THE WORK OF THE WHOLE CHURCH 
"220-1. It is the responsibility of Sessions, Presbyteries and Synods 
to lead congregations and church members to understand and to 
participate in the work and mission of the whole denomination as 
expressed by the higher courts in their meetings." 

Robert Turner, Chairman of the Commission on Bound- 
aries of Mecklenburg Presbytery, made the following report 
which was adopted. 

1. That Mecklenburg Presbytery ratify the assumption of the 
Commission on Boundaries that it has the authority of the Presbytery 
to direct the Trustees of Mecklenburg Presbytery to transfer to the 
Trustees of the newly organized Presbytery all properties, holdings, 
deeds, titles, assets, liabilities, etc., and to endorse existing loans to 
churches of the present Mecklenburg Presbytery upon the expiration 
of the existence of the present Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

2. Motion was adopted that this Commission (less S. B. McGuirt) 
be designated a committee to serve as a medium of communication 
to the new Presbytery number two, and that this committee so desig- 
nated make the following recommendations to the Organizing Meet- 
ing of the new Presbytery. 



SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS TO BE MADE 
TO THE NEW PRESBYTERY 

1. That the name of the new presbytery (No. 2) be "Mecklenburg 
Presbytery." 

2. That calls be extended by the new presbytery to all employed per- 
sonnel of the present Mecklenburg Presbytery on the same basis, 
terms and conditions as currently prevail in their relationship to 
Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

3. That all arrangements for office space, equipment, contracts for 
use of equipment, obligations entered into and all related matters 
be approved and continued by the new presbytery. 

4. That the currently approved Manual of Mecklenburg Presbytery, 
with any necessary revisions, be adopted by the new presbytery. 

5. That all councils, committees, commissions, trustees, officers and 
special committees now under appointment by Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery, be established in the same relationship in the new presbytery 
in so far as this is possible. That adequate consideration be given to 
officers and members of churches not presently a part of Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery in filling vacancies occurring in the structure of the 
new presbytery due to the removal of the churches of Richmond 
and Montgomery counties from the group comprising the new pres- 
bytery. 

6. That the official list (prepared by this commission) of Teaching 
Elder members of Mecklenburg Presbytery who are not pastors of 
particular churches be included as members of the new presbytery. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 39 



Russell M. Kerr, the appointed Moderator for the organi- 
zation of Presbytery No. 2, announced the organization meet- 
ing for Tuesday, March 23, 1971 at 2:00 P.M. in the Myers Park 
Church, Charlotte. 

The report of the Institutional Ministries Committee was 
presented by J. E. Wayland, Jr., Chairman. It was received and 
its recommendations adopted, together with Sections 1 and 2 of 
Part II of the report. 

Recommendations 
Part I 

I. Approve by Presbytery vote the following proposals which are 
or will be before the State Legislature this session. 

A. Consolidation of the Juvenile and Adult Correctional Sys- 
tems into one Department. 

B. Reduction of the highway quota of prisoners from 2440 to 
1785 in the coming biennium. 

C. Appropriation of funds for the Department of Correction's 
"B" budget, which includes the office of Vocational Re- 
habilitation Coordinator, Research and planning, data proc- 
essing, work release for women, as well as 'B' above. 

II. Direct letters to the Governor and State Legislators from this 
district stressing the urgency of reform in corrections and urging 
their support of reform measures. 

III. Direct the Institutional Ministries Committee to call together in- 
terested Churchmen to discuss the development of a pilot project 
in community-based correction with the staff of the Institute of 
Government's Pilot City Project. 

IV. Direct the Institutional Ministries Committee to call toegther 
Churchmen who are in managerial and executive positions of 
business and industry to discuss with probation and parole of- 
ficers the problems of employing past offenders. 

V. Encourage interested ministers and laymen to attend the special 
conference on Prison Reform sponsored by N. C. C. in Raleigh 
on March 4 at 10:00 A.M. at First Baptist Church, Raleigh. 

Part II 

I. That Presbytery request the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Authority to 
establish a chaplaincy in their institution. 

II. That Presbytery request the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Ministers' 
Association's endorsement of this program. 

The report of the Evaluation and Review Committee, pre- 
pared by E. T. Thompson, Jr., was received as information. 

The report of the Standing Committee on Attendance was 
presented by J. Arthur Beard, Chairman, and is incorporated 
in the Enrollment. The following was adopted: 

In addition, the Attendance Committee noted that on page 29 of 
the Minutes of the 268th Stated Meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery, 
meeting at the Philadelphia Church on November 24, 1970, under 
Enrollment the record shows that Elder Keith Williams of the Indian 
Trail Church was present, but under Church Unexcused Indian Trail 
is also listed. 



40 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

It was moved and adopted that the Minutes of the 268th Meeting 
be corrected as noted. 

The report of the Special Committee to Edit the new 
Manual was presented by Robert Turner who called attention 
to repetitions, changes in wording for clarification, etc., all to 
be noted by the Stated Clerk before the Manual goes to the 
printer. This report was received as information. 

The report of the Committee on Resolutions was read and 
adopted. 

ADOPTED BY MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 
February 23, 1971 

Mecklenburg Presbytery held its 269th Stated Meeting on Feb- 
ruary 23, 1971 in Christ Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, North Caro- 
lina. Presbytery expresses thanksgiving to Almighty God for his 
providential care and steadfast love and to the minister, the Reverend 
Robert Rayburn and the elders of Christ Church for reminding us 
once again of the grace of Jesus Christ our Lord, through the adminis- 
tration of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. 

Presbytery also expresses appreciation for the excellent prepara- 
tion made by Christ Church for the convenience and comfort of 
Presbytery, as well as to the Women of the Church for their delicious 
lunch and refreshments during the day. Presbytery is also appreciative 
to the Moderator, the Reverend French O'Shields for his leadership 
during this meeting of Presbytery. 

This resolution is submitted to Mecklenburg Presbytery with the 
recommendation that letters of appreciation be sent by the General 
Presbyter to the Session of Christ Church. 

The report of the Standing Committee on Bills and Over- 
tures was presented by Ruling Elder Douglas Aitken and 
adopted. 

The Standing Committee on Bills and Overtures recommends 
that the resolution from the Matthews Session be answered in the 
negative and the Session be informed that the communication in 
question is directed to the Teaching Elders in regard to their relation- 
ships with former pastorates and their successors in those pastorates. 
Since Teaching Elders are members of Presbytery, this is reasonable 
instruction for the Presbytery to issue to its members. 

The Minutes were read, corrected, and adopted. 

Adjournment was voted and effected by the pronounce- 
ment of the Apostolic Benediction by the Moderator, the next 
meeting to be held in the First Church, Rockingham, May 25, 
1971 at 9:00 A.M. 

Thomas C. Bryan, Permanent French B. O'Shields, Jr. 

Clerk, pro-tem Moderator 

Miss Annette Bullard J. Cecil Lawrence 

Assisting Clerk Stated Clerk 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 41 

The Two Hundred and Seventieth 

Stated Meeting of 

Mecklenburg Presbytery 

First Presbyterian Church 
Rockingham, North Carolina 
May 25, 1971 

The Presbytery assembled and was called to order by the 
Moderator, French B. O'Shields, Jr. who introduced the wor- 
ship leader and devotional speakers, Richard C. Brand, Jr., and 
Candidate David S. Templeton, Jr. 

The worship included the singing of the hymn, "O For A 
Thousand Tongues To Sing," and a ritual of confession, pardon, 
and reaffirmation of faith. Mr. Templeton preached on the 
theme, "The Missing Verse" from Isaiah 61:2a. The worship 
concluded with the hymn, "The Morning Light Is Breaking." 

A quorum was declared present. 

ENROLLMENT: The following Teaching and Ruling El- 
ders were enrolled: 

MINISTERS: Joe P. Arnold, Wayne R. Aughinbaugh, Vance C. 
Baucom, J. Arthur Beard, James N. Biggers, David H. Bowman, Rich- 
ard C. Brand, Jr., Harry H. Bryan, Thomas C. Bryan, Leonard H. 
Bullock, Edwin O. Byrd, Jr., Miss Laura I. Buzard, James A. Cannon, 
Oliver W. Carmichael, M. A. Cochrane, Jr., Roy W. Coker, J. F. Con- 
dro, W. B. H. Corkey, Edward B. Cooper, Charles C. Cowsert, Kenneth 
P. Craig, Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., G. E. Dixon, William A. Dysard, Jr., 
James W. Eller, J. Brett Fenwick, James E. Fogartie, John F. Foy, 
Taft A. Franklin, John M. Handley, A. Rudolph Hendricks, Glenn L. 
Hill, Horace H. Hilton, Jr., Fred C. Holder, Robert S. Hough, Paul A. 
Home, Q. N. Huneycutt, C. F. Jacks, Robert J. James, Frank S. Jones, 
A. Merrell Keith, David C. Kennedy, Russell M. Kerr, Charles L. 
Kirby, J. B. Kirkland, Jr., W. D. Kuenzli, Charles E. S. Kraemer, 
J. Cecil Lawrence, John C. Laughlin, Neil C. Leach, T. A. Little, Jr., 
William F. Long, R. R. Love, John A. Luddy, Jr., Fred R. McAlister, 
Sr., T. W. MacLean, Robert S. Maclin, A. J. McKelway, William B. 
McSwain, Frank Alfred Mathes, Curtis W. Medlin, Carl S. Miller, 
G. Curtis Moore, A. Jackson Morrison, W. D. Morton, Thomas J. Nash, 
III, F. B. O'Shields, Jr., Robert S. Owens, Jr., Eugene P. Poe, M. B. 
Prince, Jr., Marcus B. Prince, III, R. H. Ramey, Jr., J. E. Ratchford, 
W. C. Rhodes, Robert W. Rayburn, Henry S. Robinson, J. S. Russell, 
Jr., Friedrich Schilling, Jr., H. Howard Smith, Marshal L. Smith, John 
E. Smylie, H. E. Stoessel, E. T. Thompson, Jr., Paul P. Thrower, W. W. 
Thrower, Leonard W. Topping, A. Leslie Thompson, T. W. Tucker, 
Robert Turner, T. B. Tyndall, Carl T. Uzzell, Eldon D. Wadsworth, 
J. E. Wayland, Jr., David E. Wilkinson, T. Duke Williams. 

MINISTERS EXCUSED: F. H. Caldwell, Zane M. Moore, E. C. 
Wilson, Joe E. Stowe, E. Lee Stoffel. 



42 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

MINISTERS UNEXCUSED: W. D. Clark, Neely McCarter, W. G. 
Workman, J. Dan Zeluff, H. Louis Patrick, James S. Mann, Franklin 
Toole, Jr. 

RULING ELDERS: James P. Sifford, Albemarle First; Tom 
Owens, Albemarle Road; Bill J. Sills, Amity; C. R. Higgins, Avondale; 
R. M. Hinson, W. H. Belk; Ronald Clark, Benton Heights; Dan J. Mc- 
Caskill, Biscoe; Marvin McGill, Cameronian; Al Robinson, Carmel; 
W. Lester Youngblood, Central Steele Creek; Thomas Mayfield, Char- 
lotte First; H. F. Porter, Christ; Leon F. Brooks, Clanton Memorial; 
R. H. Abernethy, Cook's Memorial; Stan Lathrop, Commonwealth - 
Eastminster; Roger Blackwelder, East; Clayton Carriker, Ellerbe; 

A. D. Morgan, First Union; Harry T. Atkinson, Jr., Forest Hill; Mrs. 

B. S. McGirt, Hamlet; Joe Harris, Hickory Grove; Cecil R. McAuley, 
Hopewell; J. M. Dwyer, Huntersville; Wilson Nance, Indian Hill; Keith 
Williams, Indian Trail; Dan Lamon, Johnston Memorial; Bobby H. 
Barbee, Locust; Daniel J. McCaskill, Macedonia; Hugh Baucom, Mal- 
lard Creek; D. L. McDonald, Marks Creek; Franklin McKay, Marston; 
J. Ross Kistler, McGee; J. D. McLean, McLean; Clarence B. Hoffman, 
Memorial; M. B. Honeycutt, Monroe First; J. I. Phillips, Mt. Gilead; 
Britt Stokes, Mulberry; A. Grant Whitney, Myers Park; Paul Stewart, 
Newell; Harold McFayden, Norman; W. F. Upchurch, Norwood; 
Sammy Snipes, Pageland; H. Wilson Moore, Jr., Park Avenue; R. Wil- 
lis Cox, Paw Creek; Julius Thompson, Pee Dee; H. B. Forbis, Jr., Phila- 
delphia; S. C. Elliott, Plaza; Jack L. Caldwell, Pleasant Hill; Ed C. 
Niven, Providence; L. S. Miller, Quail Hollow; Clyde Shinn, Ramah; 
Sherman Tucker, Ridgecrest; L. F. Miller, Robinson; Thomas Mitchell, 
Rockingham; Alfred Smith. Rourk; Mrs. Lonnie Preston, St. Andrews; 
Robert R. Roush, St. Giles; Elmer F. Smith, Jr., Sardis; David G. 
Martin, Jr., Seigle Ave.; J. A. Jones, Selwyn Avenue; W. Frank Black, 
Sr., Sharon; Mrs. Effie Everett, Smallwood; Richard F. Bigham, Steele 
Creek; E. J. Rust, Sugaw Creek; Ed Jackson, Third; Robert A. Plyler, 
Thomasboro; Charles E. Moore, Trinity; Mrs. C. H. Teague, Wades- 
boro; J. A. McLean, Waxhaw; C. Carson Duncan, Westminster; Charles 
Hickman, Westover Hills; William W. White, Williams Memorial. 

CHURCHES EXCUSED: Bethlehem, Caldwell Memorial. 

CHURCHES UNEXCUSED: Altan-Bethany, Amay James, Badin, 
Banks, Bethel-Cornelius, Beulah, Lee Park, Camden-Morven, Candor, 
Covenant, Hawley Memorial, Marshville-New Salem, Matthews, Mc- 
Quay, Salem, Rehoboth, St. John, South Tryon, Star, Stephenson, 
Troy, Turner-Siler, Unionville, Walkersville. 

Ruling Elders attending their first meeting of Presbytery 
and Teaching Elders from other Presbyteries were introduced 
and welcomed. 

Moderator-in-Nomination, J. Arthur Beard, was elected 
Moderator by acclamation, and he accepted the gavel from the 
retiring Moderator. 

The Docket was adopted. 

THE DOCKET 

1. Opening Worship. 

2. Enrollment of Presbytery and Introduction of Visiting Brethren. 

3. Election of Moderator, Rev. J. Arthur Beard, Moderator-Nominee. 

4. Adoption of Docket (Court Meetings Committee) Russell M. Kerr, 
chairman. 

5. Report of Committee on Arrangements — Harry H. Bryan. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 43 



6. Appointment of Standing Committees. 

1. Bills and Overtures. 

2. Attendance. 

7. Communications and New Business (Referral to Proper Commit- 
tees) (All new business must be before the Court by the end of the 
first recess) 

Morning Recess— 10:15-10:30 A.M. 

8. Report of Commission on Boundaries — Robert Turner, Chairman. 

9. Report of Special Committee on Camp Stewart — J. Cecil Lawrence, 
Chairman. 

10. Report of Presbytery's Council — John M. Handley, Chairman. 

11. Report of Trustees — Edd W. DeArmon, Chairman. 

12. Report of Commission on the Minister and His Work — Robert J. 
James, Chairman. 

13. Report of the Division of the Mission of Presbytery. 

1. Evaluation and Review Committee — E. T. Thompson, Jr. 

2. Christian Education Committee — Joe E. Stowe. 

3. Publicity and Promotion Committee — Randolph Norton. 

4. Institutional Ministries Committee — J. E. Wayland, Jr. 

5. Strategy and Research Committee — Robert S. Owens, Jr. 

6. Deployment and Sustentation of Churches Committee — Roy W. 
Coker. 

7. Specialized Ministry Committee — T. W. Tucker. 

8. World Missions Committee — A. T. Trimble, Jr. 
Recess for Lunch— 12:30-1:30 P.M. 

14. Report of Interpretations Committee — Robert Turner, Chairman. 

15. Nomination of Moderator (First Order after lunch) 

16. Report of Committee on Pre-Ordination and Examinations (Second 
Order after lunch) Oliver W. Carmichael, Chairman. 

17. Commissions to be appointed. 

18. Report of Personnel Committee — Gene A. Cathey, Chairman. 

19. Unfinished Business: Attendance, Standing Committees, Etc. 
Afternoon Recess— 3:30-3:45 P.M. 

20. Court Meetings Committee — Resolution of Thanks — W. D. Morton. 
21 Reading and adoption of Minutes. 

22. Adjournment with Apostolic Benediction. 

The report of the Committee on Arrangements was pre- 
sented by Harry H. Bryan, Interim Pastor of the Host Church 
who, by request of the Session, yielded to David B. Jenkins, 
past Pastor of the Host Church. Mr. Jenkins welcomed the 
Court on behalf of the Church. The report was received as 
information. 

The Moderator announced the appointment of the follow- 
ing Standing Committees: 

ATTENDANCE COMMITTEE 

H. S. Robinson, Chairman 

A. Jackson Morrison 

F. A. Mathes 

Moffitt Huneycutt 

Bob Plyler 

Fred McCallam 



44 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

BILLS AND OVERTURES COMMITTEE 

F. B. O'Shields, Jr., Chairman 

Leonard H. Bullock 

L. W. Topping 

Richard Bigham 

Daniel J. McCaskill 

H. B. Forbes, Jr. 

A Memorial to the late John William Stork, D.D. was pre- 
sented by A. Leslie Thompson. Prayer was offered by J. S. 
Russell, Jr. The Memorial was adopted and ordered inserted in 
the Minutes. 

REV. JOHN WILLIAM STORK D.D. 1887-1971 

The earthly life of John William Stork came to a close at 6 a.m. 
Monday, March 15, 1971, in the Stanly County Hospital in Albemarle, 
North Carolina. "Bill", as he was affectionately known by his many 
friends, was born October 18, 1887, in Winnsboro, South Carolina, son 
of the late William and Elizabeth Smith Stork. 

He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina in 1912 
B.A. and Columbia Theological Seminary in 1915 B.D. Houston Bible 
Institute awarded him the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity in 
1934. 

Dr. Stork was licensed to preach the Gospel in April, 1915, by 
Congaree Presbytery and ordained July 15, 1915, by East Alabama 
Presbytery. From the time of his ordination until his retirement in 
1966, he served the following churches: Clayton, Alabama 1915-1918; 
Chinquapin, N. C. 1918-1920; Mt. Gilead, Norwood, and Pee Dee, N. C. 
1920-1954; Clayton, Louisville, and Pleasant View, Alabama 1954-1966. 
His longest pastorate was in Mt. Gilead, North Carolina where he 
served for 34 years. At Pleasant View Church near Clayton, Alabama, 
he conducted a series of evangelistic services every summer for over 
50 years. He spent his last years after retirement in Albemarle, N. C. 
and rejoined his beloved Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

Dr. Stork was Permanent Clerk of the Synod of North Carolina 
for 25 years, and was Stated Clerk for Mecklenburg Presbytery. He 
was a past Master of the Royal White Heart Masonic Lodge and a 
York Rite Mason. He was a member of Shriners Alcazar Temple, 
Montgomery, Ala. He was a former member of Lions, Civitan, and 
Rotary Clubs, serving as president of the Rotary Club in Clayton, 
Alabama. 

He was very active in community affairs wherever he served and 
was most effective in ministering to all with whom he came in contact. 
Serving always by choice, in small towns and rural areas, he, because 
of his deep interest in people, became personal friend and pastor to 
many outside the Presbyterian Communion. 

In 1916, Dr. Stork was married to Nelle Baxter of Clio, Alabama. 
She died in July, 1967. To this union was born one daughter, Mary 
Katherine (Mrs. M. L. "Mike") Lefler of Albemarle, North Carolina 
with whom Dr. and Mrs. Stork spent their last years. The Storks 
also had a foster daughter, Loretta Livingston (Mrs. Charles 
Gaddy) of Columbus, Georgia. Mr. and Mrs. Gaddy have four children; 
Charles, Jr., Beverly, Deborah, and Sherry. Mrs. Lefler and Mrs. 
Gaddy are the only survivors. 

Dr. Stork was a faithful Presbyter, effective pastor, and a funda- 
mental preacher of the Holy Word. With his family and friends, 
we thank God for him. His passing our way made life much more 
meaningful. He will long be remembered for his winsome personality 
and devotion to our Lord. 

Funeral services were conducted in the First Presbyterian Church, 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 45 

Albemarle, North Carolina by the ministers Rev. J. S. Russell, Jr. 
and Rev. J. Brett Fenwick. Interment was in Fairview Memorial Park 
in Albemarle, North Carolina beside his wife. 

The crowning of his devoted life, in complete communion with our 
Lord, inspires all who knew him to greater devotion to our Lord 
Jesus Christ. 

A. Leslie Thompson 

Under Communications, certificates of dismissal for breth- 
ren seeking admission to the Presbytery were presented: Rob- 
ert O. Freeman from Fayetteville Presbytery, and Charles N. 
Clegg from Wilmington Presbytery. 

Minutes of Commissions to install pastors were presented 
and admitted to record as follows: 

Service Of Installation For A. Jackson Morrison 

As Associate Pastor Of The Third Presbyterian Church, 

Charlotte, North Carolina On February 28, 1971 

The Commission met on February 28, 1971 at 10:30 A.M. at the 
Church. Commission members present were: Ministers: Edwin O. 
Byrd, Jr., Angus G. Mclnnis, and J. Arthur Beard, Chairman. Ruling 
Elders: J. T. Leonard, Angus R. Shaw, John J. Ozment and O. V. 
Needham. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by J. Arthur 
Beard. O. V. Needham was elected Secretary of the Commission. The 
Commission recessed for the Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The Service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. Edwin O. Byrd, Jr. read the Scripture 
and J. Arthur Beard had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by Edwin O. Byrd, Jr. on the topic/text: 
"I Love Thy Church, O God"— Matthew 16:13-17. 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the In- 
stallation Service. 

The Chairman propounded the Constitutional Questions to the 
Minister, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the Constitutional Questions to the Third Presby- 
terian Church Congregation, and these were answered in the affirma- 
tive. The Members of the Commission then gave the new Associate 
Pastor the right hand of fellowship. The Chairman then declared that 
Reverend A. Jackson Morrison had been regularly elected, and in- 
stalled as Associate Pastor of the Third Presbyterian Church. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by Angus G. Mclnnis. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by Angus R. Shaw. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Associate Pastor pro- 
nounced the benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by J. Arthur Beard. 

O. V. Needham 
Secretary 

Service Of Installation For Vance C. Baucom, 
McLean Presbyterian Church, March 14, 1971 — 4:30 P.M. 

The Commission met on March 14, 1971 at 4:00 P.M. at the Church. 
Commission members present were: Ministers: J. Cecil Lawrence, 



46 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Chairman; Zane M. Moore, Curtis W. Medlin. Ruling Elders: W. B. 
Young, Alfred B. Smith, Ralph Lovin. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by Curtis W. 
Medlin. Zane M. Moore was elected Secretary of the Commission. 
The Commission recessed for the Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The Service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. Zane M. Moore read the Scripture and 
Curtis W. Medlin had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by Zane M. Moore on the topic/text: 
"A Glorious Church" Ephesians 5:25-33. 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the In- 
stallation Service. 

The Chairman propounded the Constitutional Questions to the 
Minister, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chair- 
man then propounded the Constitutional Questions to the McLean 
Congregation, and these were answered in the affirmative. The mem- 
bers of the Commission then gave the new Pastor the right hand of 
fellowship. The Chairman then declared that Vance C. Baucom had 
been regularly elected, and installed as Pastor of the McLean Church. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by Curtis W. Medlin. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by W. B. Young. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by Alfred B. Smith. 

Zane M. Moore 
Secretary 

Service Of Installation For Vance C. Baucom 
Rourk Presbyterian Church, March 14, 1971 — 7:00 P.M. 

The Commission met on March 14, 1971 at 6:30 P.M. at the Church. 
Commission members present were: Ministers: J. Cecil Lawrence, 
Chairman; Zane M. Moore and Curtis W. Medlin. Ruling Elders: W. B. 
Young, Alfred B. Smith and Ralph Lovin. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by Curtis W. 
Medlin. Zane M. Moore was elected Secretary of the Commission. The 
Commission recessed for the Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The Service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. Zane M. Moore read the Scripture and 
Curtis W. Medlin had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by Zane M. Moore on the topic/text: 
"A Glorious Church"— Ephesians 5:25-33. 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the In- 
stallation Service. 

The Chairman propounded the Constitutional Questions to the 
Minister and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the Constitutional Questions to the Rourk Congrega- 
tion, and these were answered in the affirmative. The members of the 
Commission then gave the new Pastor the right hand of fellowship. 
The Chairman then declared that Vance C. Baucom had been regular- 
ly elected, and installed as Pastor of the Rourk Presbyterian Church. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by Curtis W. Medlin. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by W. B. Young. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 47 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by Alfred B. Smith. 

Zane M. Moore 
Secretary 

Service Of Ordination For James H. Shackelford 
February 28, 1971 — 11:00 A.M. Covenant Presbyterian Church 

The Commission met on February 28, 1971 at 11 A.M. at the 
Church. Commission members present were: Ministers: Warner L. 
Hall, Chairman; John M. Handley, and Horace E. Stoessel. Ruling El- 
ders: Emmett W. Shackelford, James C. Barnes, and Dean W. Colvard. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by John M. 
Handley. John M. Handley was elected Secretary of the Commission. 
The Commission recessed for the Ordination Service. 

The Chairman presided. The Service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. John M. Handley read the Scripture and 
Emmett W. Shackelford had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by Warner L. Hall on the topic, "Called 
of God". 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the Ordi- 
nation Ordinance. 

The Chairman propounded the Constitutional Questions to the 
Candidate and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the Constitutional Questions to the Covenant Con- 
gregation, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Candidate 
then kneeled and was set apart to the holy office of the Gospel Minis- 
try with prayer and the laying on of hands. He then rose and the 
members of the Commission gave him the right hand of fellowship. 
The Chairman then declared that James H. Shackelford had been 
regularly Ordained as an Evangelist. 

A Charge to the Minister was delivered by John M. Handley. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by Warner L. Hall. 

Following prayer and singing, James H. Shackelford pronounced 
the benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by Horace E. Stoessel. 

John M. Handley 
Secretary 

Recess was taken for 15 minutes. 

A progress report of the Committee on Camp Stewart 
property was received as information. 

The report of the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work was presented by Robert J. James, and its recommenda- 
tions adopted. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1 — That letters of transfer for the Rev. Charles N. Clegg and The Rev. 
Robert O. Freeman from their respective Presbyteries be found in 
order and that they be admitted to examination looking to their 
reception into the Presbytery. 



48 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

2 — That the call of the Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, 
N. C. for the services of The Rev. Charles N. Clegg as Associate 
Minister be found in order and presented to him upon his reception 
into Presbytery. 

3 — That the call of the Commonwealth-Eastminster Church of Char- 
lotte for the services of The Rev. Robert O. Freeman be found in 
order and presented to him upon his reception into Presbytery. 

4 — That the call of the Myers Park Presbyterian Church to Mr. David 
S. Templeton, Jr. as Assistant Minister for Youth be approved. 

5 — That Presbytery hear the request of The Rev. J. S. Russell, Jr. and 
The Rev. J. Brett Fenwick of the Albemarle First Church. 

The report of Presbytery's Council was presented and its 
recommendations adopted. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

That the trustees be authorized: 

a. To transfer the deed to the property located on N.C. 49 South 
(near the intersection of N.C. 160) to the Pleasant Hill Presbyterian 
Church for their use. 

b. That the 4.5 acres owned by Presbytery adjacent to the Albe- 
marle Road Church be filed for request of zoning change from R-9MF 
to 0-15 and placed on the market for sale. The proceeds of said sale to 
be held in escrow at interest for future Presbytery action as to its use. 

c. That the following Resolutions be adopted. 

Resolution Of Mecklenburg Presbytery 
May 25, 1971 

WHEREAS, BY Deeds dated October 11, 1967, and January 4, 1968, 
Malcolm M. Knox and Hugh Knox donated to Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery an 8-acre tract of land on Highway #49, intending that said land 
should be for the use of the Pleasant Hills Church (See Deeds 2906- 
382; 2949-578, Mecklenburg Public Registry). 

WHEREAS, the congregation of the Pleasant Hills Presbyterian 
Church by Resolution adopted April 18, 1971, has requested Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery to transfer this property to the Pleasant Hills Presby- 
terian Church. 

WHEREAS, the Council of Mecklenburg Presbytery, after con- 
sidering the request recommends to Presbytery approval of the re- 
quest. 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it Resolved, that the Trustees of Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery be and they hereby are directed to transfer title to 
said property to the Trustees of Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church. 

This 25th day of May, 1971. 

Resolution Of Mecklenburg Presbytery 
May 25, 1971 

WHEREAS, Mecklenburg Presbytery owns a 4 % acre tract of land 
adjacent to the property of Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church and 
located at the southeast intersection of Albemarle Road and Regal 
Oaks Drive, said property having been acquired from Beulah W. 
Grier by Deed recorded in Book 2840, Page 302. 

WHEREAS, such property is at the present time zoned R-9MF. 

AND WHEREAS, it appears that the property might be used to 
better advantage if zoned 0-15, which would allow its use for offices 
as well as multi-family residential uses. 



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WHEREAS, the Council of Mecklenburg Presbytery has recom- 
mended that such change in zoning be sought, and if appearing that 
such a change can be requested at this time without any expense to 
Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

WHEREAS, such property was acquired in order to properly 
protect the Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church from undesirable 
land uses; and 

WHEREAS, it appears that Mecklenburg Presbytery should seek 
at this time opportunities to dispose of the property for uses not 
prejudicial to the Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: 

1. That the Trustees of Mecklenburg Presbytery be authorized to 
join in a petition for re-zoning said property as 0-15. 

2. That Presbytery's Council Committee on Property and Insur- 
ance be instructed to consider opportunities to dispose of this prop- 
erty upon such terms and conditions as may be hereafter approved by 
Presbytery, the proceeds of any such sale to be held subject to direc- 
tion of Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

This 25th day of May, 1971. 

1971 Benevolenl Spending Budget 
Mecklenburg Presbytery 

A. Anticipated Income 

Acceptance of Churches* $736,548.07 

Anticipated contributions of non-accepting churches* 29,201.93 



Total 765,750.00 

* (Includes supplement offerings) 

B. Anticipated Disbursements: 

I. General Assembly Causes 359,897.00 

(Itemization see Minutes of the 110th G.A., p. 146) 

II. Synod of North Carolina Causes 252,700.00 

(Itemization see Minutes of Synod, 1970, p. 105) 

III. Mecklenburg Presbytery Causes 153,153.57 

A. Commission on the Minister and His Work 4,000.00 

1. Committee operating expense $ 1,000.00 

2. Discretionary Fund 3,000.00 

B. Council 21,218.57 

1. Council operating expense 2,000.00 

2. Contingency Fund 5,767.00 

3. Insurance 3,061.00 

4. Maint. and Taxes on Property 3,000.00 

5. Stewardship Program 500.00 

6. Camp Stewart 6,290.57 

a. Caretaker $ 4,790.57 

1. Salary $4,300.00 

2. Hospitalization 266.97 

3. Social Security 223.60 

b. Manse Payments $1,000.00 

c. Miscellaneous 500.00 

7. Travel for Special Commissions 600.00 



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C. Court Operations Committee 550.00 

1. Committee Operating Expense 50.00 

2. Rental Recording Equipment 175.00 

3. Remuneration for set-up and taping 100.00 

4. Purchase of taping equipment 225.00 

D. Deployment and Sustentation 60,760.00 

(Plus $2,500. 
Boyd Fund) 

1. Committee Operating Expense 500.00 

2. Sustentation to Churches* 56,060.00 

a. Albemarle Road $ 4,200.00 

b. Amay James 4,300.00 

c. W. H. Belk 2,000.00 

d. East 13,460.00 

e. Memorial 4,000.00 

f. Park Avenue 2,000.00 

g. Seigle Ave 12,000.00 

h. Smallwood 3,600.00 

i. South Tryon 5,500.00 

j. Stephenson 5,000.00 

*(When the pulpit of an aid receiving church becomes vacant, the 
amount of financial assistance is reduced according to needs of 
the church.) 

3. Contingency Fund 6,700.00 

E. Evaluation and Review Committee 75.00 

1. Committee Operating Expense 75.00 

F. Institutional Ministries Committee 12,000.00 

1. Committee Operating Expense 100.00 

2. David E. Wilkinson 4,448.25 

a. Salary $ 2,756.00 

b. Hospitalization 314.25 

c. M.A.F 1,378.00 

3. Secretary 2,648.30 

a. Salary 2,337.30 

b. Social Security 211.00 

c. Substitute Secretary 100.00 

4. Visitor to Hosp. and other Inst 3,200.00 

5. Miscellaneous Expense (Postage, 

office supplies, books, etc.) 1,603.45 

G. Interpretation Committee 25.00 

1. Committee Operating Expense 25.00 

H. Christian Education Committee 17,500.00 

1. Committee Operating Expense 575.00 

2. Children's Work 600.00 

3. Youth Work 800.00 

4. Adult Work 825.00 

5. Leadership Training 5,500.00 

6. Presbyterian Guidance Program 250.00 

7. Evangelism Leadership 300.00 

8. D.C.E. Office Expense 350.00 

9. D.C.E. Continuing Education 300.00 

10. Camp Program 8,000.00 



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I. Personnel Committee 25.00 

1. Committee Operating Expense 25.00 

J. Pre-Ordination and Examination Committee 5,000.00 

(Plus $300 
Alex Fund) 

1. Committee Operating Expense 200.00 

2. Vocational Guidance Fees 200.00 

3. Grants-in-aid for Seminary Students 4,900.00 

K. Pre-Ordination and In-Service Training 50.00 

1. Committee Operating Expense 25.00 

2. Materials 25.00 

L. Publicity and Promotion Committee 4,500.00 

1. Committee Operating Expense none 

2. MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERIAN 4,500.00 

M. Specialized Ministry Committee 18,000.00 

1. Committee Operating Expense 50.00 

2. Evangelism 300.00 

3. Inter-Church Action 10,500.00 

4. Monroe Day Care Center 1,000.00 

5. Double Oaks Nursery 5,000.00 

6. United Christian Prison Ministries 900.00 

7. New Experimental Ministries ... 250.00 

N. Strategy and Research Committee 9,000.00 

1. Committee Operating Expense 450.00 

2. Equipping Committee, Churches and 

Presbytery Leadership for Mission 5,050.00 

a. Part Time Consultant $ 1,800.00 

b. Workshops, retreats, consul- 
tants with local churches 2,500.00 

c. Scholarships for Min. & Lay. 

to leadership dev. opp 750.00 

3. Discretion Fund for additional con- 
sultants for particular churches, 

special projects, etc 3,500.00 

O. World Mission Committee 425.00 

1. Committee Operating Expense 50.00 

2. Training Session for Church Leaders 45.00 

3. Reg. Conf. Bod. of W.M., Richmond 95.00 

4. Delegate to W.M. Conf., Montreat 110.00 

5. Spring Rally for Ministers and 

World Mission Staff ,. 125.00 

P. Worship Committee 25.00 

1. Committee Operating Expense 25.00 

J. S. Russell, Jr. and J. Brett Fenwick offered their resigna- 
tions as Pastor and Associate Pastor, respectively, of the First 
Church, Albemarle, Mr. Russell as of July 12 and Mr. Fenwick 
as of July 31, 1971. Mr. Russell requested a certificate of trans- 
fer to Ozarks Presbytery (Arkansas) and Mr. Fenwick request- 
ed permission to labor without the bounds of the Presbytery 
for a year of Seminary study. The Congregation was heard 
regretfully concurring in the severance of these pastoral re- 



52 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

lationships. The requests of Mr. Russell and Mr. Fenwick 
were granted. 

Words of appreciation and commendation were spoken by 
members of the Court concerning the ministry of the above 
named brethren. 

A report of the Evaluation and Review Committee was 
made by E. T. Thompson, Jr., and was received as information. 

The report of the Committee on Christian Education was 
submitted by Marcus B. Prince, III. It was received and its 
recommendations adopted. 

Recommendations: 

1. That Presbytery urge the churches to inform their young people 
of the Summer Camping Program at Camp Grier. 

2. That Presbytery urge ministers and laymen to volunteer their 
services as counselors at Camp Grier. 

3. That Presbytery encourage the churches to take advantage of 
the Leadership opportunities offered to them in September and 
October. 

4. That the Men and Women of Presbytery be encouraged to at- 
tend the Conference for Men and Women of the Synod of North Caro- 
lina to be held at Montreat on June 11, 12, and 13. 

5. That churches be encouraged to send representatives to the 
North Carolina Education Conference at Montreat June 18-24 and to 
the Regional Church School Administration Workshop at Montreat 
July 2-4. 

6. That churches be encouraged to plan now to send Men, Women 
and Youth to the Presbyterian Convention in Atlanta, Georgia Oc- 
tober 14-17, 1971. 

The report of the Institutional Ministries Committee, pre- 
sented by J. Arthur Beard, was received as information. 

The report of the Strategy and Research Committee was 
submitted by Robert S. Owens, Jr. This was received as infor- 
mation and its recommendaitons for action were adopted. 

(1) That all local churches contemplating relocation, clustering, major 
expansion, close cooperation with other denominations in mission 
strategy development, or the advisability of dissolution, notify the 
Research and Strategy Committee of concerns and cooperate with 
the Committee in such strategic planning. 

(2) That Presbytery's attention be called to the National Ministries 
Conference, July 31-August 6, Montreat, N. C, the Piedmont Caro- 
lina Conference on Community Leadership Development, August 
9-13, Johnson C. Smith University, and ministers and sessions be 
informed of the scholarships available from the Research and 
Strategy Committee for these conferences. 

(3) That the Sessions of churches in Mecklenburg Presbytery thought- 
fully study and answer the questions in the "Guidelines for Re- 
search" and submit a copy of the answers to the Research and 
Strategy Committee. 

(4) That Mecklenburg Presbytery concur with the decision of the 
Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Congregation in response to the recom- 
mendation of Mr. James Earhardt of the Department of Church 
Survey and Location that the Church remain in its present lo- 
cation. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 53 

A report of the Trustees of Presbytery was submitted by 
Mr. Edd W. DeArmon, and was ordered admitted to the record. 

Report Of Trustees Of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

May 25, 1971 

The Trustees of Mecklenburg Presbytery respectfully report to the 
Two Hundred and Seventieth meeting of said Presbytery, that they 
have throughout the past year executed necessary deeds as directed 
by Presbytery, and as prepared by Presbytery's attorney. 

On May 24, 1971, the Trustees met and organized as a Board, as 
directed by the manual. Edd W. DeArmon, Jr. was elected as Chairman 
and David G. Martin, Jr. was elected Secretary-Treasurer, these of- 
ficers to serve until their successor is elected. 

The Chairman has conferred several times during the year with 
the General Presbyter concerning an inventory of Presbytery's prop- 
erty. Through the efforts of the General Presbyter a list of the real 
property holdings has been compiled and the General Presbyter has 
been designated by the Board as agent to hold the original deeds to 
said property and keep them available to the Board at Presbytery's 
office. 

The Board has underway a plan for the examination of public 
records to determine that all real property of the Presbytery is prop- 
erly accounted for and appears on Presbytery's records. 

Properties Owned by Mecklenburg Presbytery 

1. Amay James Presbyterian Church 
West Boulevard 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

2. Amay James Manse 
2015 Patton Avenue 
Charlotte, North Carolina 

3. Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church 
6100 Albemarle Road 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

4. Four acres plus adjacent to Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church. 
(This is separate and apart from the property designated for the 
Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church.) 

5. Ten acres in front of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. 

6. Camp Stewart: Fifty acres plus. Several buildings and manse. 
(This property is for sale) 

7. Double Oaks Property 
2540 Home Drive 
Charlotte, North Carolina 

(Building and lot being used for the Double Oaks Nursery) 

8. East Presbyterian Church 
6801 Monroe Road 
Charlotte, North Carolina 
(Ten acres) 

9. Indian Trail Property (Twenty acres plus) 

(This property is on Highway No. 74 near Indian Trail) 

10. Inner City Manse 
804 East 17th Street 
Charlotte, North Carolina 

11. Eight acres — York Road 

(Given to Mecklenburg Presbytery for the Pleasant Hills Presby- 
terian Church) 



54 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

12. Ten acres Nations Ford Road 

13. Memorial Presbyterian Church (Ten acres plus) 

14. Smallwood Presbyterian Church 
West Trade and South Gardner Streets 
Charlotte, North Carolina 

1. Three buildings on church lot: Sanctuary and two additional 
structures. 

2. Old Manse: 210 South Gardner Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 

15. Ten acres on Weddington Road 

16. Seigle Avenue Presbyterian Church 
832 Seigle Avenue 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

17. Seigle Avenue Manse 
1720 Flynnwood Drive 
Charlotte, North Carolina 

18. Seven acres plus — Stanly County 

(This property is one the road between Albemarle and New Lon- 
don. This was secured by the Church Extension Committee at the 
recommendation of the Session of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Albemarle, North Carolina.) 

19. South Tryon Presbyterian Church 
2516 South Tryon Street 
Charlotte, North Carolina 

The report of the Committee on Deployment and Sustenta- 
tion of Churches was submitted by Roy W. Coker. This was re- 
ceived and its recommendations adopted. 

1. That in accordance with the action of the congregations, the Six 
Mile Creek and Banks churches be merged into one Presbyterian 
congregation to be located at the Banks Church in Marvin, Union 
County, N. C. and that the merged congregation be known as 
"Banks Presbyterian Church". 

2. That the Elders and Deacons of the two separate congregations 
become members of the Session and Board of Deacons respectively 
of the merged congregation. 

3. That the Trustees of the Six Mile Creek Presbyterian congrega- 
tion or the Elders and Deacons of that congregation if the Trustees 
are unable to act be authorized and instructed to transfer, deed 
and convey, all the property, both real and personal, to the Trustees 
of the Banks Presbyterian Church, Marvin, Union County, N. C. 

4. That the following Commission be appointed to effect this merger, 
date to be determined by Committee on Development and Sustenta- 
tion: Ministers: Roy W. Coker, Chairman; J. R. Kennedy, R. S. 
Maclin; Ruling Elders: J. H. Morrison, Monroe First; F. E. Michael, 
Paw Creek; W. D. Poteat, Newell. 

The report of the Specialized Ministries Committee was 
presented by T. W. Tucker and received as information. 

The report of the World Missions Committee was made by 
Dr. A. T. Trimble, Jr. In connection with this report, and at the 
request of the Committee, E. O. Byrd, Jr. addressed the Court 
on his observations as a recent traveler, and visitor to the 
mission fields, in the Far East. 

The following resolution by French B. O'Shields, Jr. was 
presented and adopted: 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 55 

"Motion that Mecklenburg Presbytery express its appreciation 
for and confidence in the Board of World Missions and its program; 
and that this Presbytery express its grave concern for the establish- 
ment of Executive Commission on Overseas Evangelism (ECOE) and 
that Mecklenburg Presbytery encourage the sessions of our local 
churches to implement their world witness through the Board of 
World Missions, Presbyterian Church, U. S." 

A copy of this resolution was ordered forwarded to the 
Board of World Missions. 

The Annual Report of the Women of the Church of Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery, already in the hands of the Presbyters, 
was received as information. 

An oral report for the Committee on Interpretations was 
made by Robert Turner, and received as information. 

The report of the Personnel Committee was made by Fred 
C. Holder for Gene A. Cathey, and it was adopted. 
I. The Committee offers the following recommendations for Commit- 
tee appointments: 

(1) to Presbytery's Council— Dr. Warner L. Hall, Class of 1973, to 
replace Reverend J. S. Russell, Jr., resigned. 

(2) to Worship Committee — Reverend James A. Cannon, Class of 
1971, to replace Dr. Warner L. Hall. 

(3) to Pre-Ordination and Examinations Committee — 

(a) Reverend C. Franklin Jacks, Class of 1972, to replace Rev- 
erend Paul W. Beazley, laboring outside the bounds of 
Presbytery. 

(b) Reverend Charles C. Cowsert, Class of 1973, to replace Rev- 
erend Paul Douglas Heidt, resigned. 

(4) to Strategy and Research Committee — 

Reverend Thomas A. Little, Jr., Class of 1973, to replace Rev- 
erend William A. Stewart, Jr., resigned. 

II. The Committee recommends Reverend Thomas W. MacLean be 
designated Chairman of the Worship Committee. 

Wayne R. Aughinbaugh was elected from the floor to fill 
the unexpired term of J. S. Russell, Jr. as a member of the 
Personnel Committee, Class of 1972. 

The Minutes of this Meeting up to this point were read, 
corrected, and adopted. 

Recess was taken for Lunch at 12:30 P.M., with prayer 
offered by the Moderator, J. Arthur Beard. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

The Court reassembled at 1:30 P.M. 

Edwin O. Byrd, Jr., Pastor of the Third Church, Charlotte, 
was unanimously elected Moderator-in-Nomination. 

The report of the Committee on Pre-Ordination and Ex- 
aminations was presented by Oliver W. Carmichael. This Com- 
mittee presented for reception as Candidates for the Ministry 
of the Word the following: Timothy Derr Mayes — Ramah 
Church; Daniel Drew Robinson — Carmel Church; Alan 



56 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Maurice Wentz— Amity Church; William David McSwain — 
Charlotte First Church; Scott Cureton Girard — Sardis Church. 

Each of these young men made statements concerning their 
personal religious experience and sense of call to the Ministry. 
These statements were approved as satisfactory, and the mo- 
tion prevailed that they be enrolled as Candidates under the 
care of Presbytery. 

A Service of Reception was conducted by the Moderator, 
and a charge to the Candidates delivered by T. W. Tucker. 
Prayer was offered by Glenn L. Hill. 

At his own request, the name of Charles E. Sizemore was 
removed from the Roll of Candidates. 

Robert O. Freeman, dismissed from Fayetteville Presby- 
tery and called to the Commonwealth-Eastminster Church, and 
Charles N. Clegg, dismissed from Wilmington Presbytery and 
called as Associate Pastor of the Sugaw Creek Church, were 
presented for reception. 

Mr. Freeman made a statement as to his personal religious 
experience and basic beliefs. These were approved as satisfac- 
tory, and the motion prevailed receiving him into the Presby- 
tery upon signing the Roll Book. His call to the Common- 
wealth-Eastminster Church was approved, placed in his hands, 
and by him accepted. The terms of this call are as follows: 

Salary— $9,000.00 

Manse and all utilities (excluding telephone) 

Auto and Library Allowance— $1,100.00 

10% Minister's Annuity 

Hospitalization for entire family 

Four weeks Vacation 

Up to two weeks for study and up to $200 expenses 

Moving expense 

The following Commission was appointed to install Mr. 
Freeman as Pastor of the Commonwealth-Eastminster Church. 

Commission Appointed By Mecklenburg Presbytery To Install 

Robert O. Freeman As Pastor Of The Commonwealth-Eastminster 

Presbyterian Church On Sunday. May 30, 1971 At 8:00 P.M. 

Ministers: 

J. Cecil Lawrence, Chairman, To preside and propound the Con- 
stitutional Questions. 

David E. Wilkinson, To preach the Sermon. 

Robert J. James, To deliver the Charge to the Pastor. 

John M. Handley, To lead Psalter and Evening Prayer. 

D. R. Freeman (To be invited by Presbytery to participate in the 
Service). 



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Ruling Elders: 

Billy G. McCall, To read the Scripture. 

David R. Wilson, To lead Installation Prayer. 

Price H. Gwynn, III, To deliver the Charge to the Congregation. 

Robert O. Byrum. 

Mack P. Brown. 

A. H. Freeman. 

R. Frank Freeman, Sr. 

Charles N. Clegg made a statement as to his personal re- 
ligious experience, basic beliefs and sense of call. These were 
sustained as satisfactory, and the motion prevailed that he be 
received into the Presbytery. The call for his services as Asso- 
ciate Pastor of the Sugaw Creek Church was placed in his 
hands and accepted. The terms of this call are as follows: 

Salary— $6,600.00 

Manse and Manse Expense — $2,400.00 

Automobile Allowance— $1,000.00 

10% Minister's Annuity 

Group Life Insurance for Minister and Family 

One month Vacation 

Moving expenses 

The following Commission was appointed to install Mr. 
Clegg. 

Commission Appointed By Mecklenburg Presbytery To Install 
Charles N. Clegg As Associate Pastor Of The Sugaw Creek 
Presbyterian Church On Sunday, May 30, 1971 At 8:00 P.M. 

Ministers: 

Horace H. Hilton, Jr., Chairman, To preside and propound the 
Constitutional Questions. 

Robert S. Owens, Jr., To preach the Sermon. 

Robert H. Ramey, Jr., To deliver the Charge to the Congregation. 

Ruling Elders: 

Calvin T. Wells, To deliver the Charge to the Associate Pastor. 
G. B. Carrier. 
Neill Whitlock. 

Newton Clegg (To be invited by Presbytery to participate in the 
Service). 

Candidate David S. Templeton, Jr. was presented for 
Ordination. The motion prevailed that Mr. Tempfeton's sermon 
at the opening of Presbytery be accepted as a satisfactory 
part of his trial. He made a statement as to his personal re- 
ligious experience and sense of call to the Ministry. This was 
sustained as satisfactory. He was further examined in full 
compliance with the requirements of the Book of Church 
Order. His examination in all of its parts and as a whole being 
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Templeton, Jr. be Ordained by a Commission to be appointed, 
and installed as Assistant Pastor for Youth Work in the Myers 
Park Church upon his graduation from the Seminary. 

Commission Approinied By Mecklenburg Presbytery To Ordain And 
Install David S. Templeton, Jr. As Assistant Pastor Of The Myers Park 
Presbyterian Church On Sunday, June 20, 1971 At 11:00 A.M. 

Ministers: 

James E. Fogartie, Chairman, To preside and propound the Con- 
stitutional Questions and to deliver the Charge to the Assistant Pastor. 

Hubert G. Wardlaw, Jr., To preach the Sermon (To be invited by- 
Presbytery to participate in the Service). 

John E. Smylie, To deliver the Charge to the Congregation. 
Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., Ordination Prayer. 
Robert S. Woodson. 
John A. Carriker. 

Ruling Elders: 

Harvey W. Johnston, M.D., Prayer. 

D. S. Templeton, Sr., To read the Scripture (To be invited by 
Presbytery to participate in the Service). 

Eric C. Clark, III. 
Edmund B. Clark, Jr. 

The terms of the call to Mr. Templeton are as follows: 

Salary— $7,500.00 

Auto Allowance— $1,200.00 

Utilities— $300.00 

Housing Allowance— $2,400.00 

10% Annuity and Major Medical insurance for Minister 

One month vacation and additional time to continue education 

Moving expenses from Decatur, Georgia 

The report of the Attendance Committee was presented by 
H. S. Robinson, and is incorporated in the Enrollment. 

The report of the Resolutions Committee was presented by 
William D. Morton and adopted. 

"As Mecklenburg Presbytery comes to the close of its 270th Stated 
Meeting this 25th day of May, 1971, in the First Presbyterian Church 
of Rockingham, we give thanks to God for the numerous ways in 
which this Church — its various pastors and its members — have con- 
tributed to the work of our Presbytery in the past; and as this church 
becomes incorporated with Fayetteville Presbytery January 1, 1972, 
we pray that God may use His people here even more faithfully in 
the future. 

We are grateful to Reverend Richard C. Brand, Jr. and Mr. David 
S. Templeton, Jr., for the inspirational and timely devotional with 
which Presbytery began, and to Mr. J. H. Nanney, our organist, for his 
music. 

To Reverend Harry H. Bryan, Interim Pastor, the Officers, and the 
Congregation of this Church, we tender our sincere appreciation for 
the comfort of their worshipful, as well as beautiful new sanctuary, 
and for the meeting of our every need during the day. To the women 
of the Church for a delicious dinner efficiently served and for our re- 



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freshments during the day, we say Thank you, Thank you so very 
much. 

Our Moderator, Reverend J. Arthur Beard, we commend for his 
expeditious conduct of the business of Presbytery." 

The Minutes of the morning and afternoon sessions of the 
Court were approved as read, and it was voted to adjourn. 

Presbytery adjourned with the Benediction by the Mod- 
erator to meet September 28, 1971, at 9:00 A.M. in the Trinity 
Church, Charlotte. 

J. Cecil Lawrence 
Stated Clerk 

Thomas C. Bryan 
Permanent Clerk, pro-tem 

Miss Annette Bullard 
Assisting Clerk 



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INDEX 

269th Staled Meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

February 23, 1971 

Page 

1. Directory of Mecklenburg Presbytery 3-7 

2. Roll of Ministers and Candidates for the Ministry 8-11 

3. Roll of Churches 12-17 

4. Organization of Presbytery 18 

5. Enrollment of Presbytery 18-19 

6. Election of Moderator 19 

7. Appointment of Standing Committees 20 

8. Report of Court Meetings Committee 20 

9. The Docket 20-21 

10. Report of Commissions 22-23 

11. Report of Central Treasurer 24-27 

12. Report of General Presbyter 27-28 

13. Report of the Budget and Stewardship Committee 28-29 

14. Report of Presbytery's Council 29 

15. Report of Deployment and Sustentation of 

Churches Committee 30 

16. Report of Commission on the Minister and His Work 30-34 

17. Report of the Personnel Committee 34-35 

18. Commissioners Elected to General Assembly 35-36 

19. Report of Pre-Ordination and Examinations Committee 36 

20. Installation Commissions Appointed 36-37 

21. Report of Interpretations Committee 37-38 

22. Report of Commission on Boundaries 38-39 

23. Report of Institutional Ministries Committee 39-40 

24. Report of Resolutions Committee 40 

25. Place of Next Meeting 40 

26. Adjournment 40 



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INDEX 
270th Slated Meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

May 25, 1971 

Page 

1. Organization of Presbytery , 41 

2. Enrollment of Presbytery 41-42 

3. Election of Moderator 42 

4. The Docket 42-43 

5. Appointment of Standing Committees 43-44 

6. Memorial— John William Stork, D.D 44-45 

7. Installation Services 45-47 

8. Report of Commission on the Minister and His Work 47-48 

9. Report of Presbytery's Council 48-49 

10. 1971 Benevolent Spending Budget 49-51 

11. Report of Christian Education Committee 52 

12. Report of Trustees of Presbytery 53-54 

13. Report of World Missions Committee 54-55 

14. Report of Personnel Committee 55 

15. Report of Pre-Ordination and Examinations Committee 55-56 

16. Installation Commissions Appointed 56-58 

17. Report of Court Meetings Committee 

(Resolution of Thanks) 58-59 

18. Place of Next Meeting 59 

19. Adjournment 59 







MEETING OF PRESBYTERY 



YEAR PLACE OF MEETING 

July, 1956 Pleasant Hill Church 

Sept., 1956 Camp Stewart 

Jan., 1957 Selwyn Avenue 

Apr., 1957 Clanton Memorial 

July, 1957 Westminster 

Sept., 1957 Plaza 

Jan., 1958 Badin Church 

April, 1958 Philadelphia Church 

July, 1958 Central Steele Creek 

Sept., 1958 Camp Stewart 

Jan., 1959 Biscoe Church 

April, 1959 Providence Church 

July, 1959 Westover Hills Church 

Sept., 1959 Paw Creek Church 

Jan., 1960 Charlotte First 

April, 1960 Amity Church 

July, 1960 Covenant Church 

Sept., 1960 Robinson Church 

Jan., 1961 Sardis Church 

April, 1961 Camp Stewart 

July, 1961 Trinity Church 

Oct., 1961 Covenant Church 

Jan., 1962 Steele Creek Church 

Apr., 1962 Hopewell Church 

July, 1962 Covenant Church 

Oct. 1962 Selwyn Avenue 

Jan. 1963 Myers Park 

April, 1963 Rockingham First 

July, 1963 Candor Church 

Oct. 1963 Westover Hills 

Jan. 1964 Wilmore Church 

April, 1964 St. Giles Church 

July. 1964 Third Church 

Oct., 1964 Mulberry Church 

Jan., 1965 Thomasboro Church 

April, 1965 Forest Hill Church 

July, 1965 Avondale Church 

Oct, 1965 Caldwell Memorial Church 

Jan., 1966 St. Giles Church 

Apr., 1966 Huntersville Church 

July, 1966 Sardis Church 

Oct., 1966 First Church, Charlotte 

Jan., 1967 Selwyn Avenue Church 

Apr., 1967 Hickory Grove Church 

July, 1967 Cook's Memorial Church 

Oct., 1967 Providence Church 

Jan., 1968 First Church, Albemarle 

April, 1968 Central Steele Creek 

Oct., 1968 First Church, Hamlet 

Jan., 1969 Albemarle Road 

April, 1969 Amity Church 

Oct. 1969 Third Church and 

Steele Creek Church 

Feb., 1970 Plaza Church 

May, 1970 Third Church 

Sept., 1970 Sugaw Creek Church 

Nov., 1970 Philadelphia Church 

Feb., 1971 Christ Church 

May, 1971 Rockingham First 



MODERATOR 

Rev. I. H. Chadwick 
Elder Joe W. McLaney 

David E. Wilkinson 
Rev. W. M. Boyce 
Rev. A. T. Taylor 
Rev. Ben F. Moore 

Rev. W. B. McSwain 
Rev. Jas. R. Cook 
Rev. Robert Turner 
Rev. J. S. Garner 

Rev. J. E. Wayland, Jr. 
Rev. Stewart W. Yandle 
Rev. E. Lee Stoffel 
Elder Angus R. Shaw 

Rev. R. W. Rayburn 
Rev. W. M. Boyce, Jr. 
Rev. James E. Forgartie 
Rev. E. B. Cooper 

Rev. Ben F. Ferguson 
Elder Thomas C. Ruff 
Rev. Stuart Ritchie 
Rev. A. Clarke Dean 

Rev. G. E. Dixon 
Rev. J. E. Craig 
Rev. N. C. Kirkland 
Rev. Marcus Prince, Jr. 

Rev. Harry H. Bryan 
Rev. B. Hoyt Evans 
Rev. D. O. Mclnnis 
Rev. A. B. Montgomery 

Rev. Dwight L. Barker 
Rev. R. E. Hildebrandt 
Dr. Harvey Johnston 
Rev. E. E. Newberry 

Rev. Paul H. Felker 
Rev. John R. McAlpine III 
G. Douglas Aitken 
Rev. W. Chester Keller 

Rev. R. S. Woodson 
Rev. M. R. Williamson 
Joseph W. Grier 
Rev. E. B. Cooper 

Rev. Frank S. Jones 
Rev. T. Duke Williams 
Rev. Eugene Poe 
George Stovall 

Rev. William A. Stewart 
Rev. John M. Handley 
Randolph Norton 

Rev. Eugene L. Daniel, Jr. 
Rev. Fred C. Holder 
Rev. A. Rudolph 
Hendricks 

Mrs. Ray L. Gardner 
Rev. J. Shepherd 
Russell, Jr. 
Rev. Robert J. James 
Rev. David B. Jenkins 
Rev. French B. O'Shields, Jr. 
Rev. J. Arthur Beard 




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271st Stated Meeting 

Trinity Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

September 28, 1971 

272nd Stated Meeting 

Sharon Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

November 16, 1971 

Next Stated Meeting 

Williams Memorial Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

February 22, 1972 



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DIRECTORY OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

1972 

Officers Of The Presbytery: 

Edwin O. Byrd, Jr., Moderator of Fall Meeting, 4019 Central Ave., 
Charlotte, N. C. 28205 

J. Cecil Lawrence, General Presbyter— Stated Clerk (April 1973) P. O. 
Box 2537, Charlotte, N. C. 28201 

Treasurer: Calvin B. Baird, P. O. Box 4346, Charlotte, N. C. 28204 

Chaplain: David E. Wilkinson, 200 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, N. C, 
28204 

TRUSTEES 
Davidson College — Elected for Four Years: 

1972— John M. Belk (Caldwell) (2), Warner L. Hall, (3), G. Donald 
Davidson (Covenant) (1) 

1975— Robert Turner (3), W. F. Mulliss (Myers Park) (3) 

Presbytery: ' 

Edd W. DeArmon, Jr., Chairman, 1015 Habersham Drive, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28209 
1972— D. G. Martin, Jr. (Seigle Avenue) 

1973 — Herbert H. Browne, Jr. (Charlotte First) 

1974— Edd W. DeArmon, Jr. (Third) (Chm.) 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

John M. Handley, Chairman, 1000 East Morehead Street, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28204 

Ministers Elders 

1972— John M. Handley 1972— Mrs. Ray L. Gardner (Seigle 

(Chm.) Avenue) 

1972— French B. O'Shields, 1973— Thomas N. Massey, Jr., M. D. 

Jr. (Trinity) 

1973— H. Howard Smith 1973— Fred McCallum (Monroe First) 

1973— Warner L. Hall 1974— Harvey W. Johnston, M.D. 
1974— Robert J. James (Forest Hill) 

1974— W B. McGuire, Sr. (Myers Park) 

I. DIVISION OF ELDERS AND PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL 
A. Teaching Elder Section 

1. Pre-Ordination and Examinations 

Oliver W. Carmichael, Chairman, 5201 Sharon Road, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28210 

Ministers Elders 

1972— Oliver W. Carmichael 1972— John A. Tate (Davidson College) 

(Chm.) Unexpired term 

1972— C. Franklin Jacks 1972— Sidney T. Stovall, Ph.D. (Coven- 

1973— Zane M. Moore ant) 

1973— Charles C. Cowsert 1972— R. G. Paden (Quail Hollow) 

1974— John E. Smylie 1973— Harry D. Watson (Amity) 

1974— J. Benjamin Kirkland, 1973— John E. Boyd (Sardis) 

Jr. 1973— Ernest B. Hunter, Jr. (Covenant) 

1974 — Beaumert Whitton (Myers Park) 
1974— Alfred Canon (Myers Park) 
1974— W. Frank Black, Sr. (Sharon) 



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2. Commission on the Minister and His Work 

E. Lee Stoffel, Co-Chairman, 200 West Trade Street, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28203 



-Chairman, 1117 Linganore Place, Char- 

Elders* 

1972— G. Douglas Aitkin (Avondale) 
1972— Robert F. Stokes (Charlotte First) 
1973- Billy G. McCall (Steele Creek) 
1973— Miss Summers Tarlton (Seigle 

Avenue) 
1974— Frontis W. Johnston, Ph.D. 

(Davidson College) 
1974— Mrs. Ernest B. Hunter (Covenant) 



Frank H. Caldwell, Co 
lotte, N. C. 28203 

Ministers 

1972— Robert H. Ramey, Jr. 

Unexpired term 
1972— Kenneth P. Craig 
1973— Eugene P. Poe 
1973— E. Lee Stoffel 

(Co-Chm.) 
1974 — Eugene L. Daniel, Jr. 
1974— Frank H. Caldwell 

(Co-Chm.) 

B. Ruling Elder Section 

1. Pre-Ordination and In-Service Training Committee 
Fred C. Holder, Chairman, 2831 N. Sharon Amity Road, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28205 

l^Iinisters Eldtrs 

1972— Fred C. Holder 1972— A. D. Leopold (Plaza) 

(Chm.) 1973— M. E. Alexander (Christ) 

1973— H. E. Stoessel 1974— James M. Painter (Paw Creek) 
1974 — A. Rudolph Hendricks 

II. DIVISION OF THE MISSION OF PRESBYTERY 
A. Strengthening The Church Section 

1. Evaluation and Review 

E. T. Thompson, Jr., Chairman, 1040 Woodlawn Road, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28209 

Lay Members 

1972— Charles A. Hunter (Forest Hill) 
1973— Edward W. DeArmon, Jr. (Third) 
1974— Roland M. Smith (Christ) 



Ministers 

1972— E. T. Thompson, Jr. 

(Chm.) 
1973— Wayne R. Aughin- 

baugh 
1974_W. M. Boyce 



2. Christian Education 

Mrs. Edmund B. Clark, Jr., Chairman, 2400 Flintwood Lane, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28211 



Ministers 

1972— Charles N. Clegg 
Unexpired term 
1972— M. B. Prince, III 
1973— Joseph F. Condro 
1973_W. C. Rhodes 
1973_James W. Eller 
1973— Joe P. Arnold 
1974 — Laura I. Buzard 
1974— David C. Kennedy 
1974— Glenn L. Hill 



Lay Members 

1972— Mrs. Edmund B. Clark, Jr. 

(Chm.) (Westminster) 
1972 — Miss Trena Hardin (Mulberry) 

Unexpired term 
1972— Mrs. Jack Cathey (Third) 
1972— Miss Ruth Farrior (Charlotte 

First) 
1972— Miss Jocelyn Hill (Sardis) 
1973_john Banks Choate (Central 

Steele Creek) 
1973 — Mrs. Edgar G. Kornegay 

(Charlotte First) 
1973 — William L. Anderson (Sardis) 
1973 — Miss Peggy Barnes (Covenant) 
1973— Samuel T. Cornwell (West- 
minster) 
1974 — Charles Patterson (Charlotte 

First) 
1974-^John M. McCaskill (Sardis) 
1974 — John M. Baughman (Covenant) 
1974_Samuel G. Weir (Carmel) 
1974— H. H. Blackwell (Calvary) 



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B. Evangelizing The World 
1. Institutional Ministries 

J. E. Way land, Jr., Chairman, Cornelius, N. C. 28031 



Ministers 

1972— J. E. Wayland, Jr. 

(Chm.) 
1973_Walter D. Clark 
1974— J. Arthur Beard 



Lay Members 

1972— David R. Wilson (Steele Creek) 
1973 — Lawrence K. Boggs, M.D. 

(Covenant) 
1974— Sam C. Elliott (Plaza) 



2. Strategy and Research 

Robert S. Owens, Jr., Chairman, 2304 The Plaza, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28205 



Ministers 

1972— Robert S. Owens, Jr. 

(Chm.) 
1972— Neil C. Leach 
1973— Thomas A. Little, Jr. 
1973 — James E. Fogartie 
1974— Leonard H. Bullock 
1974— William A. Dysard, Jr. 



Lay Members 

1972— T. LaFontine Odom (Pleasant 

Hill) 
1972— Charles A. Hunter (Forest HiU) 
1973— Michael E. Gheesling (Seigle 

Avenue) 
1973 — James B. Kuykendall (Covenant) 
1974— A. Walton Litz (Myers Park) 
1974— Randolph Norton (Sardis) 



3. Deployment and Sustentation of Churches 

Roy W. Coker, Chairman, Route 1, Pineville, N. C. 28134 



Ministers: 

1972— M. B. Prince, Jr. 
1972— David E. Wilkinson 
1973— Roy W. Coker (Chm.) 
1973— Robert S. Maclin, III 
1974— Joe E. Stowe 
1974— James E. Ratchford 



Lay Members 

1972— George Stovall (Albemarle First) 
1972— Ross Miller (Thomasboro) 
1973— William T. Alexander (Mallard 

Creek) 
1973 — W. Harvey Morrison, Jr. (Monroe 

First) 
1974 — Forney E. Michael (Paw Creek) 
1974— W. D. Poteat (Newell) 



4. Specialized Ministry 

T. W. Tucker, Chairman, 6100 Sardis Road, Charlotte, N. C, 
28211 



Ministers 

1972— T. W. Tucker (Chm.) 
1972— John C. Laughlin 
1973— Leonard W. Topping 
1973— Robert W. Rayburn 
1974 — Friedrich Schilling, 

Jr. 
1974— Glenn B. Robinson 



Lay Members 

1972 — Miss Ann Ramsey Hopkins 

(Trinity) 
1972— Lacy S. Sellers (Trinity) 
1972— Jack Tesh (Unionville) 
1973— Mike Mayfield (Charlotte First) 
1974—W. E. Moss (Hopewell) 
1974 — Miss Mildred Allen (Carmel) 



5. World Missions 

A. T. Trimble, Jr., Ph.D., Chairman, 2325 Pender Place, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28207 



Ministers 

1972— Edwin O. Byrd, Jr. 

Unexpired term 
1973— F. A. Mathes 
1974— Eldon D. Wadsworth 



Lay Members 

1972— James B. Watt (Steele Creek) 
1973— A. T. Trimble, Jr., Ph.D. (Chm.) 

(Charlotte First) 
1974 — Mrs. Emmett Crook (Covenant) 



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III. DIVISION OF COURT OPERATIONS 
A. Administration Section 

1. Personnel Committee 

Joseph W. Grier, Jr., Chairman, 1014 Law Building, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28202 

Ministers 

1972— Oliver W. Carmichael 
1972— Wayne R. 

Aughinbaugh 
1973— W. A. Dysard, Jr. 

Unexpired term 
1973— Horace H. Hilton, Jr. 
1974 — Robert J. James 
1974 — Zane M. Moore 



Lay Members 

1972— G. Douglas Aitken (Avondale) 
1972— Joseph W. Grier, Jr. (Chm.) 

(Charlotte First) 
1973— Olson Huff, M.D. (Forest Hill) 
1973 — Ernest B. Hunter, Jr. (Covenant) 
1974— Sam C. Elliott (Plaza) 
1974 — Mrs. Vivian Guignard (Mulberry) 



2. Court Meetings 

Russell M. Kerr, Chairman, Mint Hill Station, Charlotte, N. C, 
28212 

Lay Members 

1972— Thomas B. Ruff (Selwyn Ave- 



Minisiers 

1972— Russell M. Kerr 

(Chm). 
1973_William D. Morton 
1974— Frank C. Wilkinson 



nue) 

1973— Jack C. Cathey (Third) 
1974— John E. Butler (Amity) 



B. Theology Section 

1. Interpretation 

Robert Turner, Chairman, 200 W. Trade Street, Charlotte N. C, 
28202 

Ministers: Lay Members 

1972— Robert Turner (Chm.) 1972— Price H. Gwynn, III (Steele 

1973— H. Louis Patrick Creek) 

1974— Charles E. S. Kraemer 1973— J. Price Robinson 

(Commonweal th-Eastminster) 
1974— Miss Ann Caldwell (Myers Park) 

2. Worship 

Thomas W. MacLean, Chairman, 2821 Park Rd„ Charlotte, 
N. C. 28209 

Ministers Lay Members 

1972— Thomas W. MacLean 1972— Loonis R. McGlohon (Carmel) 

(Chm.) 1973— Mrs. Olson Huff (Forest Hill) 

1973— Richard C. Brand, Jr. 1974— Henry P. Bridges (Charlotte 
1974 — James A. Cannon First) 

Directors of Presbyterian Home at Charlotte, Inc. 

1972— E. Lee Stoffel 

1973— Harry T. Stewart (Sharon) 

1974— Joe M. Logan (Trinity) 



Inter Church Action Board 
Ministers 

1972— A. Rudolph Hend- 

ricks 
1972— Friedrich Schilling, 

Jr. 



Lay Members 

1972— F. Wayne Lee, M.D. (Myers 
Park) 

1972— Mrs. H. R. Hrabanek (Provi- 
dence) 

1972 — James Dennis Rash (Charlotte 
First) 

1972— Phillip McKinnon (Plaza) 

1972— William A. White, Jr. (Myers 
Park) 

1972— Gene A. Cathey (Sardis) 



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Special Committee on Staff Priorities 

James E. Fogartie, Chairman, 2501 Oxford Place, Charlotte, N. C, 
28207; E. Lee Stoffel, Roy W. Coker, Neal C. Leach, H. Howard 
Smith, Mrs. Edith Gardner (Seigle Avenue), William A. White, 
Jr. (Myers Park), Arthur Jones (Selwyn Avenue), Fred McCullum 
(Monroe First) 



Committee on Hunger — Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Mrs. Virginia Jones, Chairman, 200 West Trade Street, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28202 

Mrs. Hugh Verner (Myers Park), Miss Ruth Farrior (Charlotte First), 
Miss Mildred Allen (Carmel), Robert S. Owens, Jr., A. T. Trimble, 
Jr., Ph.D. (Charlotte First), Mrs. Ira Schmidt, Mrs. Charles 
Evans, T. A. Little, Jr., R. W. Rayburn 



Special Committee on Camp Walton Stewart 

J. Cecil Lawrence, Chairman, P. O. Box 2537, Charlotte, N. C. 28201 

Russell M. Kerr, Robert H. Ramey, Jr., James W. Price. 

Committee to Edit Manual of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Robert Turner, Chairman, 200 West Trade Street, Charlotte, N. C, 
28202 

Charles L. Kirby, Mrs. Ray L. Gardner, Marcus B. Prince, III. 

Women of The Church President — Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Mrs. William H. Guignard, 2714 Dogwood Circle, Charlotte, N. C, 
28208 

Men of the Church President — Mecklenburg Presbytery 

J. Banks Choate, 2824 Sandy Porter Road, Charlotte, N. C. 28210 



Presbyterian Ministers Association President — Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery 

J. Arthur Beard, P. O. Box 17654, Charlotte, N. C. 28211 



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ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

Q. N. Huneycutt, H.R. 
J. C. Grier, H.R. 

M. B. Prince, Jr Williams Memorial 

Roy F. Whitley, H.R. 

Charles E. S. Kraemer President PSCE 

Warner L. Hall Presbyterian Foundation 

Thomas W. MacLean Avondale 

John A. Carriker, H.R. 
Carl S. Miller, H.R. 
W. J. Huneycutt, H.R. 
Roy E. Hoke, H.R. 

David E. Wilkinson Hospital Chaplain 

E. B. Cooper Pageland, Salem 

Russell M. Kerr Philadelphia 

J. E. Wayland, Jr Cornelius, Bethel 

J. S. Garner, H.R. 

W. G. Workman (Professor) Davidson College 

Robert Turner Synod Director C.E. 

Fred C. Holder Amity 

Malcolm R. Williamson, H.R. 

E. Lee Stoffel Charlotte First 

T. Duke WiUiams, H.R. 

Leighton S. Ford Evangelist 

G. E. Dixon W. H. Belk 

James E. Fogartie Myers Park 

M. A. Cochrane, Jr Amay James 

Frank S. Jones, H.R. 
Harry H. Bryan, H.R. 

J. Cecil Lawrence General Presbyter and Stated Clerk 

Robert S. Woodson, H.R. 
John R. Cunningham, H.R. 
Angus G. Mclnnis, H.R. 

Daniel L. Durway Graduate Student 

Robert E. Huey, H.R. 

David G. Boyce Chaplain 

Glenn B. Robinson Director of Child Care, 

Alexander Children's Center 

Charles Betts Huntley Foreign Missionary 

Horace H. Hilton, Jr Sugaw Creek 

John H. McVay 

John M. Handley Covenant (Assistant) 

H. Louis Patrick Trinity 

John C. Laughlin Carmel 

Leonard W. Topping Charlotte First (Associate) 

J. Arthur Beard Westminster (Associate) 

David C. Hambrick, Jr Chaplain 

Eugene P. Poe Westminster 

Paul P. Thrower Park Avenue 

William D. Morton Waxhaw 



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ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

Eugene L. Daniel, Jr Myers Park (Associate) 

Wayne R. Aughinbaugh Cook's Memorial 

Thomas C. Bryan, H.R. 

Paul W. Beazley Graduate School 

Paul A. Home Johnston Memorial 

A. Merrell Keith Turner, Siler 

Eldon D. Wadsworth Hopewell 

J. Daniel Zeluff Interpreter's House 

Walter D. Clark Inter-Church Action 

Edwin O. Byrd, Jr Charlotte Third 

Charles M. Murray Graduate School 

Oliver W. Carmichael Sharon 

F. B. O'Shields, Jr St. Giles 

A. Rudolph Hendricks South Tryon 

David C. Kennedy Matthews 

Robert J. James Paw Creek 

Fred R. McAlister, Jr Chaplain 

A. Leslie Thompson Clanton Memorial (Stated Supply) 

Zane M. Moore Central Steele Creek 

Robert S. Owens, Jr. Plaza 

Robert H. Ramey, Jr Selwyn Avenue 

Leonard H. Bullock Thomasboro 

Frank H. Caldwell, H.R. 

Kenneth P. Craig Mallard Creek 

Neely McCarter Professor, U.T.S. 

James N. Biggers Badin 

Henry S. Robinson Memorial 

Carl T. Uzzell St. John 

H. Howard Smith Wadesboro First 

John E. Smylie President Queens College 

E. T. Thompson, Jr Forest Hill 

Edward C. Wilson Indian Trail 

Robert W. Rayburn Christ 

Wilbur D. Kuenzli Plaza (Associate) 

James A. Cannon First Union 

J. E. Wayland, Sr., H.R. 

John A. Luddy McGee 

James S. Mann Ridgecrest 

Franklin O. Toole, Jr Troy 

H. E. Stoessel Covenant (Assistant) 

J. Brett Fenwick Graduate School 

Friedrich Schilling, Jr Providence 

Richard C. Brand, Jr Trinity (Assistant) 

John F. Foy Altan-Bethany 

Neil C. Leach ACTS 

Robert S. Maclin, III Bethlehem 

W. B. H. Corkey Professor 

Roy W. Coker Pleasant Hill 



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ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

Joseph F. Condro Avondale (Associate) 

Marshal L. Smith Marston, Marks Creek 

Joe E. Stowe Monroe, First 

Charles W. Coats McQuay 

William A. Dysard, Jr Mulberry 

James E. Ratchford Norwood 

C. Franklin Jacks Professor, Queens College 

Raeford Rodney Love Benton Heights 

Marcus B. Prince, III Quail Hollow 

W. W. Thrower Cameronian 

T. W. Tucker Sardis 

G. Curtis Moore Stephenson 

T. J. Nash Walkersville 

Javan W. Reid, Jr Evangelist 

William F. Long Hamlet — First 

J. Benjamin Kirkland, Jr Newell 

F. A. Mathes Huntersville 

Charles L. Kirby Caldwell Memorial 

Taft A. Franklin Mt. Carmel— Norman 

Glenn L. Hill Ramah 

James W. Eller Robinson 

W. C. Rhodes Sharon (Assistant) 

Joe P. Arnold Sardis (Associate) 

Thomas B. Tyndall Thomasboro (Assistant) 

David H. Bowman Biscoe 

Robert S. Hough East 

A. J. McKelway, Jr Professor 

Miss Laura Buzard Minister To Students, Presbyterian Hospital 

T. A. Little, Jr St. Andrews 

A. J. Morrison Third (Associate) 

Vance C. Baucom McLean-Rourk 

W. B. McSwain, H.R. 
Fred R. McAlister, Sr., H.R. 

Charles C. Cowsert Presbyterian Foundation (Associate Director) 

James H. Shackelford Graduate School 

Charles N. Clegg Sugaw Creek (Associate) 

Robert O. Freeman Commonwealth-Eastminster 

David S. Templeton, Jr Myers Park (Assistant) 

Fred H. Currie Mt. Gilead-Pee Dee 

W. M. Boyce, H.R. 

Jennings B. Reid Hickory Grove 

Richard P. Shaw Albemarle Road 

Hunter R. Hill Commonwealth-Eastminster (Assistant) 

William T. DuBose Rockingham First 

James H. Banbury Candor 

Earl R. MacCormac Professor 



Total Ministers 143 



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ROLL OF CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

Samuel Monroe Busch, Jr., Army, Locust Church 

James Craig Butler, Louisville Seminary, Amity Church 

William Frederick Dotger, Presbyterian College, Williams Memorial 
Church 

George L. Ducker, Louisville Seminary, Myers Park Church 

David T. Fisher, Columbia Seminary, Cameronian Church 

Shirley Ann Gilliam, Union Seminary, New York, Covenant Church 

Scott Cureton Girard, Columbia Seminary, Sardis Road 

Benny Eugene Gurley, Louisville Seminary, Mulberry Church 

Gerald B. Hurst, Union Seminary, Philadelphia Church 

Charles F. Klotzberger, Union Seminary, Sharon Church 

George H. Kuykendall, Jr., Union Seminary, Covenant Church 

Stephen H. Marion, Navy, Amity Church 

Timothy Derr Mayes, N. C. State, Ramah Church 

David F. Mclnnis, Service, Plaza Church 

William David McSwain, UNC-Charlotte, First Charlotte Church 

Robert Lee Nichols, Louisville Seminary, Carmel Church 

Joe Lee Puckett, Columbia Seminary, Hopewell Church 

H. Carson Rhyne, Jr., Union Seminary, Mulberry Church 

Daniel Drew Robinson, Columbia Seminary, Carmel Church 

Donald Eric Stroud, Princeton, Christ Church 

Kendall B. Tarlton, Louisville Seminary, Covenant Church 

Charles A. Van Wagner, Columbia Seminary, Selwyn Avenue Church 

Alan Maurice Wentz, Union Seminary, Amity Church 

David C. Verner, Union Seminary, Myers Park Church 



CANDIDATES FOR LAY SERVICE 

Eleanor Anne Pepi, Princeton Theological Seminary, Myers Park 
Church 

Terry Lynne Brown, Meredith College, Steele Creek Church 



12 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

The Two Hundred and Seventy-First 

Stated Meeting of 

Mecklenburg Presbytery 



Trinity Presbyterian Church 
Charlotte, North Carolina 
September 28, 1971 

The Presbytery assembled in the Sanctuary of this Church 
at 9:00 A.M. and was led in a meaningful Worship Service by 
Richard C. Brand, Jr., Assistant Pastor of the Church, and 
Candidate Hunter R. Hill. Mr. Hill preached on the theme, 
"The Person-to-Person Ministry of the Church" from the text 
in Matthew 8:3, ". . . If you wilt thou canst make me clean." 

At the close of the Service, there was a processional to 
the Fellowship Hall for the sessions of the day. The Court was 
called to order by the Moderator, J. Arthur Beard. 

A quorum was declared present. 

ENROLLMENT: The enrollment was taken and with later 
enrollments was as follows: 

MINISTERS: Joe P. Arnold, W. R. Aughinbaugh, Vance C. 
Baucom, J. Arthur Beard, James N. Biggers, David H. Bowman, Rich- 
ard C. Brand, Jr., Thomas C. Bryan, Leonard H. Bullock, Laura 
Buzard, Edwin O. Byrd, Jr., James A. Cannon, John A. Carriker, W. D. 
Clark, Charles N. Clegg, Charles W. Coats, M. A. Cochrane, Jr., Roy 
W. Coker, J. F. Condro, Edward B. Cooper, W. B. H. Corkey, Charles 
C. Cowsert, Kenneth P. Craig, J. R. Cunningham, Eugene L. Daniel, 
Jr., G. E. Dixon, William A. Dysard, Jr., James W. Eller, James E. 
Fogartie, Leighton Ford, Taft A. Franklin, Robert O. Freeman, J. S. 
Garner, Warner L. Hall, John M. Handley, Horace H. Hilton, Jr., 
Glenn L. Hill, Fred C. Holder, Paul A. Home, Robert S. Hough, Q. N. 
Huneycutt, C. F. Jacks, Jr., Robert J. James, Frank S. Jones, A. M. 
Keith, David C. Kennedy, Russell M. Kerr, Charles L. Kirby, J. Ben- 
jamin Kirkland, Jr., Charles E. S. Kraemer, W. D. Kuenzli, John C. 
Laughlin, J. Cecil Lawrence, T. A. Little, Jr., W. F. Long, R. R. Love, 
John A. Luddy, Jr., T. W. Maclean, R. S. Maclin, III, James S. Mann, 
F. A. Mathes, Fred R. McAlister, Sr., Neely McCarter, Angus G. Mc- 
Innis, Alexander J. McKelway, Jr., Carl S. Miller, G. Curtis Moore, 
Zane M. Moore, A. Jackson Morrison, W. D. Morton, Thomas J. Nash, 
III, F. B. O'Shields, Jr., Robert S. Owens, Jr., Eugene P. Poe, M. B. 
Prince, Jr., Marcus B. Prince, III, R. H. Ramey, Jr., James E. Ratch- 
ford, Robert W. Rayburn, W. C. Rhodes, Jr., Glenn B. Robinson, 
Henry S. Robinson, Friedrich Schilling, Jr., H. Howard Smith, John E. 
Smylie, Horace E. Stoessel, E. Lee Stoffel, Joe E. Stowe, David S. 
Templeton, Jr., A. Leslie Thompson, Ernest T. Thompson, Jr., Paul 
P. Thrower, Franklin Toole, Jr., Leonard W. Topping, T. W. Tucker, 
Robert Turner, Thomas B. Tyndall, Carl T. Uzzell, Eldon D. Wads- 
worth, J. E. Way land, Jr., J. E. Wayland, Sr., T. Duke Williams, Ed- 
ward C. Wilson, Robert S. Woodson. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 13 

MINISTERS EXCUSED: Frank Caldwell, Oliver W. Carmichael, 

A. Rudolph Hendricks, Fred R. McAllister, Jr., Marshal L. Smith, Jr., 
W. W. Thrower, David E. Wilkinson. 

MINISTER UNEXCUSED: John Frank Foy. 

RULING ELDERS; Paul Fry, Albemarle; Charles T. Sharpe, Al- 
bemarle Road; Ben Efird, Amity; John E. W. Clark, Avondale; J. R. 
Perry, Banks; Mrs. Catherine Wicker, Benton Heights; Vance Washam, 
Bethel; Buford A. Price, Bethlehem; Harry Mclver, Biscoe; George 
H. Shelby, Caldwell Memorial; Wayne Baingridge, Carmel; William 

B. Young, Central Steele Creek; Ward McKeithen, Charlotte First; 
L. L. Hoover, Jr., Charlotte Third; N. J. Owens, Christ; Allen Estridge, 
Jr., Clanton Memorial; Lewis D. Berryhill, Sr., Commonwealth-East- 
minster; Ray David, Cooks Memorial; Marvin J. Bradford, Cornelius; 
Chris Folk, Richard M. Hunter, J. Leon Moore, Covenant; Conley 
Robinson, East; Duncan McAskill, Ellerbe; J. B. Taggart, First Union; 
Mrs. D. S. MacRae, Jr., Forest Hill; Bland Biggs, Hamlet; Lamar 
Thomas, Hickory Grove; Angus R. Shaw, Jr., Hopewell; Joe H. Beach, 
Hunters ville; A. R. Williams, Indian Hill; Richard K. Timmons, Indian 
Trail; Dan Lamon, Johnston Memorial; Ray Parnell, Locust; Alex S. 
Garrison, Mallard Creek; J. W. Russell, Matthews; Jay R. Kistler, Sr., 
McGee; M. M. Hill, McLean; William H. Henderson, Sr., McQuay; Van 
D. Crutchfield, Memorial; Wilton Damon, Sr., Monroe; Willard Mc- 
Fayden, Mt. Carmel; J. I. Phillips, Mt. Gilead; Frank L. Marshall, Mul- 
berry; Rufus Allison, A. Grant Whitney, James C. Wilson, Myers 
Park; J. D. Watkins, Newell; E. Oscar Byrd, Norwood; John Mangum, 
Pageland; Adrian S. Cathey, Paw Creek; W. Andrew Woods, Phila- 
delphia; Joseph E. Allen, Plaza; LaFontine Odom, Pleasant Hill; Joe 
W. Hattersley, Providence; Reid A. Rogers, Quail Hollow; Gareth 
Smith, Ridgecrest; L. F. Miller, Robinson; Sam T. Snoddy, Rocking- 
ham; David Covington, Rourk; Vernon P. McNeely, St. Andrews; 
Sam Thorne, St. Giles; Robert W. Smith, St. John; Charles Knox, 
Miss Isabel H. Reid, Sardis; Mrs. Edith Gardner, Seigle Avenue; Rich- 
ard Foard, Selwyn Avenue; Edwin H. Shoaf, Sharon; James S. 
Laney, Siler; J. M. Jones, Smallwood; Reece S. Bigham, Steele Creek; 
Tommy Joe Haywood, Stephenson; Miss Dorothy Robinson, Sugaw 
Creek; Baxter L. Thomas, Thomasboro; Charles E. Moore, Trinity; 
A. T. Russell, Troy; Parks McCorkle, Turner; Hugh R. Trexler, 
Wadesboro; Robert L. McCain, Walkersville; T. R. Nisbet, Waxhaw; 

C. C. Duncan, Westminster; Charles W. Hickman, Sr., Westover Hills; 
Don Brown, Williams Memorial. 

CHURCHES EXCUSED: Cameronian, Marks Creek, Ramah, 
Salem, South Tryon. 

CHURCHES UNEXCUSED: Altan, Amay James, W. H. Belk, 
Bethany, Beulah, Camden, Candor, Hawley Memorial, Lee Park, 
Macedonia, Marshville, Marston, New Salem, Norman, Park Avenue, 
Pee Dee, Rehoboth, Star, Unionville. 

Visiting brethren and Ruling Elders attending Presbytery 
for the first time were introduced and welcomed. 

Edwin O. Byrd, Jr., Moderator-Nominee, was unanimously 
elected Moderator and accepted the gavel from Retiring Mod- 
erator Beard. 

Russell M. Kerr, Court Meetings Committee Chairman, 
presented the Docket which, with amendments was adopted. 
The film on the Atlanta Presbyterian Convention was an- 
nounced for a showing fifteen minutes before the Afternoon 
Session. 



14 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

THE DOCKET 

Morning Recess: 10:15-10:30 A.M. 

Recess for Lunch: 1:00-2:00 P.M. 

Afternoon Recess 3:30-3:45 P.M. 

1. Opening Worship — Mr. Hunter R. Hill. 

2. Enrollment of Presbytery and Introduction of Visiting Brethren. 

3. Election of Moderator, Reverend Edwin O. Byrd, Jr., Moderator- 
Nominee. 

4. Adoption of Docket (Court Meetings) Russell M. Kerr, Chairman. 

5. Report of Committee on Arrangements by Host Pastor, H. L. 
Patrick. 

6. Appointment of Standing Committees: 

1. Bills and Overtures. 

2. Attendance. 

3. Tellers. 

7. Communications and New Business (Referral to Proper Commit- 
tees) 

(All New Business must be before the Court by the end of the 
first recess). 

Elect member of Personnel Committee to replace J. R. Kennedy, 
Class of 1973. 

8. Report of Commission on Boundaries, Robert Turner, Chairman. 

9. Report of the Division of Elders and Professional Personnel. 

1. Commission on the Minister and His Work, Robert J. James, 
Chairman. 

2. Deployment and Sustentation of Churches Committee — Roy W. 
Coker, Chairman. 

3. Pre-Ordination and Examinations Committee, Oliver W. Car- 
michael, Chairman. 

4. Pre-Ordination and In-Service Training Committee, Fred C. 
Holder, Chairman. 

10. Presbytery's Council, John M. Handley, Chairman. 

(Budget and Stewardship Report, French B. O'Shields, Jr., Chair- 
man). 

11. Interpretations Committee, Robert Turner, Chairman. 
(Matters from Synod and General Assembly). 

12. Nomination of Moderator-Nominee (First Order after lunch). 

13. Report of Special Camp Stewart Committee, J. Cecil Lawrence, 
Chairman. 

14. Report of Commissioners to General Assembly, Robert J. James, 
Chairman. 

15. Report of Commissions. 

16. Report of Personnel Committee, Gene A. Cathey, Chairman. 

17. Commissions to be appointed. 

18. Unfinished Business: Resolutions, Thanks, Attendance, Etc. 

19. Reading and Adoption of Minutes. 

20. Adjournment with Apostolic Benediction. 

Host Pastor, H. Louis Patrick, reported for the Committee 
on Arrangements, welcoming the Court and reviewing the 
History of Trinity Church. His report was received as infor- 
mation. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 15 

The following Standing Committees were appointed: 

ATTENDANCE COMMITTEE 

J. Arthur Beard, Chairman 
H. Louis Patrick 
Charles W. Coats 
Robert L. Thomas 
William B. Young 

Lamar Thomas 
Frank L. Marshall 

BILLS AND OVERTURES COMMITTEE 

F. A. Mathes, Chairman 
Russell M. Kerr 
E. T. Thompson, Jr. 
A. Grant Whitney- 
Mrs. D. S. MacRae, Jr. 
J. Leon Moore 

TELLERS 

Robert H. Ramey, Jr., Chairman 

R. W. Ray/burn 

E. L. Daniel, Jr. 

Richard M. Hunter 

James C. Wilson 

N. J. Owens 

A report of the Special Committee on Camp Walton Stew- 
art was presented by J. Cecil Lawrence and received as in- 
formation. 

Dr. Lawrence called the Court's attention to the approach- 
ing 50th Anniversary of the Ordination of Robert S. Woodson, 
H.R. who was Ordained October 16, 1921. The Presbytery stood 
in recognition of Dr. Woodson's faithful, dedicated and effec- 
tive ministry. He replied in words of appreciation of the 
recognition. 

John E. Smylie, President of Queens College, announced 
a series of Community Vespers Services sponsored by the First 
Presbyterian Church and Queens College to be held in Belk 
Chapel beginning next Sunday, October 3, at 5:00 P.M. and 
continuing on Sundays to be announced during the academic 
year. Outstanding preachers will bring the messages and choirs 
of local Presbyterian Churches will assist. 

Under Communications, the following were presented: 

A final report of the Commission to merge Nevin and Allen 
Hills Churches was submitted, admitted to record and the 
Commission was dissolved with appreciation for its work. 

REPORT OF THE JOINT COMMISSION 
FOR FIRST UNION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

The joint commission of First Presbytery and of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery met in the First Union Presbyterian Church, Sunday, 
September 12, 1971, following the dedication and consecration service 
for the new building. The meeting was opend with prayer by Rev. 
Fred Holder. The following members were present: 

First Presbytery: Rev. K. C. Seawright, R. D. Kennerly, Henry P. 
Bigham, Jr. 



16 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Mecklenburg Presbytery: Rev. Fred C. Holder, Ruling Elder Fred 
O. Brown, Ruling Elder E. Ross Cathey, Rev. Russell M. Kerr, Chair- 
man. 

Robert F. Ritchie, Clerk of the Session of the First Union Church 
and Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence met with the Commission. 

The work of the Commission since the appointment July 18, 1967, 
was reviewed. It was noted that the union of the Allen Hills Church 
and the Nevin Church has been carried forward in an exemplary 
manner. The church is executing its program as related to the two 
presbyteries in a very effective way. The church plants of both former 
churches have been sold, and other properties are in use or have been 
liquidated. The one exception is a lot held in trust for the congrega- 
tion by Mecklenburg Presbytery. Negotiations for the sale of this lot 
are now in progress. A building program has been projected and the 
first unit has been constructed. It will serve adequately as the con- 
gregation begins its work in its permanent location. The indebtedness 
incurred in the construction of the new building is well funded and 
the church is in sound financial position as it looks forward to the 
retirement of the debt. 

The Commission feels that what has been accomplished demon- 
strates that the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and the 
Presbyterian Church, U. S., can work effectively together and recom- 
mends that further opportunity for such cooperation be explored. 

The following actions were taken: 

(1) That Mecklenburg Presbytery empower the Trustees of the 
Presbytery, upon completion of negotiations for the sale of 
the lot held in trust for the congregation, to give a deed to 
the buyer and forward proceeds of the sale to the congrega- 
tion. 

(2) That the Commission forward a letter of commendation to 
the congregation. 

(3) That the joint commissions, feeling that the responsibilities 
committed to them by the respective presbyteries are now 
complete, request that the commission be dissolved. 

The meeting was closed with prayer by Rev. K. C. Seawright. 

Russell M. Kerr, Chairman 

Fred O. Brown, Secretary Pro-tem 

From the Central Steele Creek Church affirming its sup- 
port and confidence in the Board of World Missions of the 
General Assembly and its grave concern for the establishment 
of Executive Commission on Overseas, Evangelism (ECOE) and 
that Central Steele Creek Church proposes to implement its 
world witness through the Board of World Missions, Presby- 
terian Church, U. S. 

From the Board of World Missions expressing its apprecia- 
tion of the articles by Edwin O. Byrd, Jr. in the Mecklenburg 
Presbyterian, and its appreciation of the support and encour- 
agement which comes from this Presbytery. 

From the Trustees of Presbytery advising same that the 
transfer of the York Road property held by Presbytery had 
been made to the Trustees of the Pleasant Hill Church, on 
order of Presbytery. Received as information. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 17 

From the Hickory Grove Church requesting that it may 
purchase the pavillion building at Camp Stewart; referred to 
the Special Committee on Camp Stewart. 

Request of Robert F. Henry, Jr. that he be dismissed to 
the Presbytery of Memphis was granted. 

A resolution by the Session of the Westminster Church 
asking Presbytery to concur with said Session requesting 
Mecklenburg County newspapers to refrain from accepting 
advertising of X-rated movies was referred to the Standing 
Committee on Bills and Overtures. 

From the Hickory Grove Church concerning a suggestion 
for the disposition of proceeds from the sale of the Camp Stew- 
art property; referred to Presbytery's Council. 

Upon presentation of a Certificate of Dismissal from the 
Presbytery of Appomattox, Candidate Hunter R. Hill was re- 
ceived as a Candidate under the care of Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery upon signing the roll of Candidates. 

The Minutes of the following Commissions were presented 
and admitted to record: 



Service Of Installation For Reverend Charles N. Clegg, As 

Associate Pastor Of The Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church 

On Sunday, May 30, 1971 At 8:00 P.M. 

The Commission met on May 30, 1971 at 7:30 P.M. at the Church. 
Commission members present were: Ministers: Horace H. Hilton, Jr., 
Chairman; Robert S. Owens, Jr., Robert H. Ramey, Jr. Ruling Elders: 
C. T. Wells, Jr., Neill Whitlock, G. B. Carrier, Jr. Newton Clegg was 
invited by Presbytery to participate in the Service. 

The Commission Meeting was opened with prayer by Horace H. 
Hilton, Jr. G. B. Carrier, Jr. was elected Secretary of the Commission. 
The Commission recessed for the Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The Service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. Robert S. Owens, Jr. read the Scripture 
and had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by Robert S. Owens, Jr. on the 
topic/text: "The Good News We Preach"— II Corinthians. 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the In- 
stallation Service. 

The Chairman propounded the Constitutional Questions to the 
Minister, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the Constitutional Questions to the Sugaw Creek 
Congregation, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Mem- 
bers of the Commission then gave the new Pastor the right hand of 
fellowship. The Chairman then declared that Charles N. Clegg had 
been regularly elected, and installed as Associate Pastor of the Sugaw 
Creek Presbyterian Church. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by Calvin T. Wells, Jr. 



18 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by Robert H. Ramey, 
Jr. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by Horace H. Hilton, Jr. 

G. B. Carrier, Jr. 
Secretary 

Service Of Installation For Robert O. Freeman As Pastor Of 

The Commonwealth -Easiminsier Presbyterian Church 

On Sunday, May 30, 1971 At 8:00 P.M. 

The Commission met on May 30, 1971 at 7:30 P.M. at the Church. 
Commission members present were: Ministers: J. Cecil Lawrence, 
Chairman; David E. Wilkinson, Robert J. James, John M. Handley. 
D. R. Freeman was invited by Mecklenburg Presbytery to participate 
in the Service. Ruling Elders: Billy G. McCall, David R. Wilson, Price 
H. Gwynn, III, Mack P. Brown, A. H. Freeman, and R. Frank Freeman, 
Sr. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by David R. 
Wilson. Robert J. James was elected Secretary of the Commission. 
The Commission recessed for the Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The Service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. John M. Handley read the Scripture and 
had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by David E. Wilkinson on the topic, 
"What Of The Future". 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the In- 
stallation Service. 

The Chairman propounded the Constitutional Questions to the 
Minister, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the Constitutional Questions to the Commonwealth- 
Eastminster Congregation, and these were answered in the affirma- 
tive. The Members of the Commission then gave the new Pastor the 
right hand of fellowship. The Chairman then declared that Robert O. 
Freeman had been regularly elected, and installed as Pastor of the 
Commonwealth-Eastminster Presbyterian Church. 



III. 



A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by Robert J. James. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by Price H. Gwynn, 



Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by Billy G. McCall. 

Robert J. James 
Secretary 



Report Of Commission To Merge The Banks And Six Mile Creek 
Presbyterian Churches On Sunday, July 11, 1971 

The Commission convened on the grounds of the Banks Presby- 
terian Church, Marvin, North Carolina, on Sunday, July 11, 1971 at 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 19 

7 P.M. Roy W. Coker, Chairman, called the Commission to order and 
led in prayer. William D. Poteat was elected Secretary. 

Members of the Commission present were: MINISTERS: Roy W. 
Coker and Robert S. Maclin, III. RULING ELDERS: Forney E. 
Michael, W. Harvey Morrison, Jr., and William D. Poteat. 

At 7:30 P.M., the Commission joined the Congregation in worship. 
After the singing of the hymn, "All Hail The Power Of Jesus' Name," 
Roy W. Coker gave the Prayer of Confession of Sin followed by Words 
of Assurance. The Scripture was read by W. Harvey Morrison, Jr. 
Robert S. Maclin, III preached on the subject, "Two Banquets." 

The Chairman explained the purpose of the Commission which 
had been given the authority of Mecklenburg Presbytery to Merge 
the Banks and Six Mile Creek Presbyterian Churches. 

The Chairman asked the Congregation if they were ready to 
adopt the Plan of Union presented to Mecklenburg Presbytery. They 
voted in the affirmative. 

After the Chairman asked the questions, he declared the Banks 
and Six Mile Creek Presbyterian Churches were united into the Banks 
Presbyterian Church. The Organizational Prayer was given by Forney 
E. Michael. 

The Congregation of the Banks Presbyterian Church then elected 
the following: 

Ruling Elders Deacons 

*Roy Carter Murray Cunningham 

Dorman Fultz Bubba Howey 

*Walter Harris *Bill Kell 

Joe Kerr Don Kell 

*Robert Perry F. P. Stephenson, Jr. 

*F. P. Stephenson, Sr. W. E. Stephenson 

Ervin White 

Robert Earl White Trustees 

#John Allen (Retired) *Roy Carter 

#R. G. Bryant, Sr. (Retired) *Bill Kell 

#Sam Kell (Retired) *John Allen Kell 

*Walter Harris 
*Robert Perry 
*F. P. Stephenson, Sr. 

indicates those present and installed. 
#For Record Purposes Only. 

The Installation Prayer was given by William D. Poteat. 

The Service was concluded with the singing of "Onward Christian 
Soldiers" and the Benediction by Roy W. Coker. 

The Commission approved the Minutes and Robert S. Maclin, III 
led in the closing prayer. 

William D. Poteat 
Secretary- 
Service Of Ordination And Installation For David S. Templeion, Jr. 
As Assistant Minister For Youth In The Myers Park Presbyterian 
Church On Sunday, June 20, 1971 At 11:00 A.M. 

The Commission met on June 20, 1971, at 10:30 A.M. at the Church. 
Commission members present were: Ministers: James E. Fogartie, 
Chairman; John E. Smylie, Robert S. Woodson, Eugene L. Daniel, Jr. 
and Hubert G. Wardlaw, Jr., invited by Mecklenburg Presbytery to 
participate in the Service. Ruling Elders: Harvey W. Johston, M.D., 



20 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Eric C. Clark, III, Edmund B. Clark, Jr. and D. S. Templeton, Sr., in- 
vited by Mecklenburg Presbytery to participate in the Service. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by James E. 
Fogartie. Eugene L. Daniel, Jr. was elected Secretary of the Com- 
mission. The Commission recessed for the Ordination and Installation 
Service. 

The Chairman presided. The Service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. D. S. Templeton, Sr. read the Scripture 
and Harvey W. Johnston, M.D. had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by Hubert G. Wardlaw, Jr. on the 
topic/text: "Wanted— Men Greater Than Christ' 1 — John 14:12. 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the 
Ordination and Installation Ordinance. 

The Chairman propounded the Constitutional Questions to the 
Candidate, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chair- 
man then propounded the Constitutional Questions to the Myers Park 
Presbyterian Church Congregation, and these were answered in the 
affirmative. The Candidate then kneeled and was set apart to the 
holy office of the Gospel Ministry with prayer and the laying on of 
hands. He then rose and the Members of the Commission gave him the 
right hand of fellowship. The Chairman then declared that David 
S. Templeton, Jr. had been regularly elected, ordained and installed as 
Assistant Minister for Youth of the Myers Park Presbyterian Church. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by James E. Fogartie. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by John E. Smylie. 

A response to Ordination was made by David S. Templeton, Jr. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Assistant Pastor pronounc- 
ed the benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by David S. Templeton, Jr. 

Eugene L. Daniel, Jr. 
Secretary 

Certificates of Dismissal for the following Ministers were 
also presented: Fred H. Currie from Fayetteville Presbytery; 
William M. Boyce from Suwannee Presbytery; Richard P. 
Shaw from Concord Presbytery; William T. DuBose from 
Abingdon Presbytery; Jennings B. Reid from Utica Presby- 
tery UPUSA Church. 

Contingent upon their reception into the Presbytery, the 
following Commissions were appointed for Installations of the 
above named Ministers: 



Commission Appointed By Mecklenburg Presbytery To Install 

Fred H. Currie As Pastor Of The Mr. Gilead And Pee Dee 
Presbyterian Churches On Sunday, October 3/ 1971 At 8:00 A.M. 

Ministers: 

Franklin Toole, Jr., Chairman, To preside and propound the 
Constitutional Questions. 

David H. Bowman, To preach the Sermon. 

Paul P. Thrower, To deliver the Charge to the Pastor. 



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Ruling Elders: 

C. N. Eckerson, M.D., To deliver the Charge to the Congrega- 
tion (Troy). 

R. Dewey Jackson (Biscoe). 

James C. Thompson (Park Avenue). 



Commission Appointed By Mecklenburg Presbytery To Install 

Jennings B. Reid As Pastor Of The Hickory Grove Presbyterian 

Church On Sunday, October 10, 1971 At 7:30 P.M. 

Ministers: 

J. Cecil Lawrence, Chairman, To preside and propound the Con- 
stitutional Questions. 

J. Calvin Reid, To preach the Sermon (To be invited by Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery to participate in the Service). 

Robert J. James, To deliver the Charge to the Pastor. 

Eugene P. Poe, To deliver the Charge to the Congregation. 

Ruling Elders: 

Ralph R. Miller, To Preside. 

Joseph W. Grier, Jr., To lead in Evening Prayer. 

Paul E. Miller, To read the Scripture Lesson. 



Commission Appointed By Mecklenburg Presbytery To Install 

Richard P. Shaw As Pastor Of The Albemarle Road Presbyterian 

Church On Sunday, October 31, 1971 At 4:00 P.M. 

Ministers: 

J. Cecil Lawrence, Chairman, To preside and propound the Con- 
stitutional Questions. 

Edwin O. Byrd, Jr., To preach the Sermon. 

David E. Wilkinson, To deliver the Charge to the Pastor. 

Russell M. Kerr, To deliver the Charge to the Congregation. 

Ruling Elders: 

George H. Jones, Invocation. 
Angus R. Shaw, Jr., Prayer. 
O. Bruce Campbell, Scripture. 



Commission Appointed By Mecklenburg Presbytery To Install 

William T. DuBose As Pastor Of The First Presbyterian Church, 

Rockingham, North Carolina On Sunday, October 31, 1971 At 7:30 P.M. 

Ministers: 

J. Cecil Lawrence, Chairman, To preside and propound the Con- 
stitutional Questions. 

Richard F. Taylor, To preach the Sermon (To be invited by Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery to participate in the Service). 

Donald G. Miller, To deliver the Charge to the Pastor (To be in- 
vited by Mecklenburg Presbytery to participate in the Service). 

William F. Long, To deliver the Charge to the Congregation. 

Paul P. Thrower. 

Woodrow W. Thrower. 



22 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Ruling Elders: 

James L. Morgan, (To be invited by Mecklenburg Presbytery to 
participate in the Service). 

J. W. Terry (Park Avenue). 

Henry Baldwin (Cameronian). 

Sam T. Snoddy (Rockingham First). 

Presbytery appointed the following Commissions to install 
James S. Mann as Pastor of the Ridgecrest Church and Edward 
C. Wilson as Pastor of the Indian Trail Church. These Brethren 
are members of Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

Commission Appointed By Mecklenburg Presbytery To Install 

James S. Mann As Pastor Of The Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church 

On Sunday, October 3, 1971 At 7:30 P.M. 

Ministers: 

J. Cecil Lawrence, Chairman, To preside and propound the Con- 
stitutional Questions. 

Carl S. Miller, To preach the Sermon. 

James A. Cannon, To deliver the Charge to the Pastor. 

Ruling Elders: 

Darrell Furr, To deliver the Charge to the Congregation. 
Edmund O. Kenion. 
John Sheppard. 

Commission Appointed By Mecklenburg Presbytery To Install 

Edward C. Wilson As Pastor Of The Indian Trail Presbyterian Church 

On Sunday, November 7, 1971 At 11:00 A.M. 

Ministers: 

Robert Turner, Chairman, To preside and propound the Constitu- 
tional Questions. 

John M. Handley, To preach the Sermon. 

Frank S. Jones, To deliver the Charge to the Pastor. 

Ruling Elders: 

Thomas C. Ruff, To deliver the Charge to the Congregation. 
Austin C. Thies, To lead in Prayer. 
David G. Kimbrell. 
Newton Huneycutt. 

The Stated Clerk requested and was empowered to fill 
any vacancies or name substitutes for any members of the 
above Commissions because of inability to serve. 

Terms of the Calls for the above named Ministers are in- 
cluded in the report of the Commission on the Minister and 
His Work. 

William A. Dysard, Jr. was elected to the Personnel Com- 
mittee to fill a vacancy in the Class of 1973. 

Robert Turner made a progress report for the Commission 
on Presbyteries' Boundaries which was received as informa- 
tion. 



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Robert J. James, Chairman of the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work, made its report which was adopted 
together with its recommendations: 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work of the Presbytery 
of Mecklenburg continues to function as a committee counseling the 
churches seeking ministers and with ministers and churches where 
there has been occasion to do so. 

The Commission continues to offer whatever services may be 
rendered to the ministers and to the churches of the Presbytery. In 
this time of ever increasing tensions we would counsel the Elders in 
the church, both Ruling and Teaching, whose duty it is to study the 
peace, purity, and the unity of the church, ever to be on guard against 
the rise of misunderstandings and difficulties within the congrega- 
tion. It is our duty as Elders to lead the way in establishing a peace- 
ful and harmonious relationship, not only among the Session and 
Ministers, but within the entire congregation. Where differences arise, 
as they are bound to do in all human affairs, we are reminded that 
these differences need to be approached in a spirit of love and for- 
giveness remembering the words of the Scripture, "AND BE KIND 
TO ONE ANOTHER, TENDER HEARTED, FORGIVING ONE AN- 
OTHER, AS GOD IN CHRIST FORGAVE YOU" (Ephesians 4:32). 

The Commission desires to help whenever misunderstandings or 
differences of significant proportions arise. The Commission meets 
regularly the third Thursday of each month in the Session Room of 
the First Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. 

PART I 

The following excerpts from the Minutes of the Commission on 
the Minister and His Work are submitted to Presbytery for admission 
to the record: 

1 — The Commission met at the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte 
on June 3, 1971. The meeting was opened with prayer by the Chair- 
man, The Rev. Robert J. James. Present were: The Rev. Robert J. 
James, Dr. Eugene P. Poe, Dr. E. Lee Stoffel, Dr. Frank H. Cald- 
well, Miss Summers Tarlton, Mr. Billy G. McCall, Mr. Robert F. 
Stokes, The Rev. William Long, The Rev. Kenneth P. Craig, and 
Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence. 

The Commission approved the request of The Rev. Robert F. 
Henry, Jr. that he be granted permission to labor outside the 
bounds of Presbytery until June 1, 1972, as Chaplain, Western State 
Psychiatric Hospital, Western State Hospital, Tennessee. 

The Rev. J. Renwick Kennedy appeared before the Commission and 
requested that his pastoral relationship with the Locust Presby- 
terian Church be dissolved effective July 10, 1971, and that he be 
dismissed to the Presbytery of Lexington. Upon receipt of a letter 
of concurrence from the Locust congregation the request was 
granted. 

The call of the Hickory Grove Presbyterian Church for the min- 
isterial services of The Rev. Jennings B. Reid was reviewed and 
the terms of the call approved. The terms of the call are: 

Salary— $8,200 (plus Vz Social Security) 

Housing and Utilities — $2,700 

Car Allowance— $1,000 

10% Annuity 

Hospitalization Insurance 

Four weeks annual vacation 

Twelve day annual study leave including one Sunday 

Annual review of salary 

Moving expense 

Study allowance $100 



24 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Mr. William D. McSwain was approved as student supply at Banks 
Church. 

2 — The Commission met at the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte 
on July 15, 1971. The meeting was opened with prayer by the 
Chairman. Present were: The Rev. Robert J. James, Chairman, Dr. 
Eugene P. Poe, Dr. E. Lee Stoffel, Dr. Frank H. Caldwell, Miss 
Summers Tarlton, Mr. Edward O. Kenion, Mr. Robert F. Stokes, 
The Rev. Kenneth Craig, and Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence. 

The calls of the Mt. Gilead and Pee Dee Churches for the min- 
isterial services of The Rev. Fred Houston Currie were reviewed 
and the terms of the call approved. The terms of the call are: 
Mt. Gilead Pee Dee 

Salary— $6,000 Salary— $950 

Annuity — 10% Annuity — 10% 

Utilities — $500 — Manse One month vacation 

Auto Allowance — $1,000 
Major Medical (Family) 
One month vacation 
Moving costs 

The call of the Session of Commonwealth-Eastminster Church to 
Mr. Hunter R. Hill as Assistant Pastor was reviewed and the terms 
of the call approved. The terms of the call are: 

Salary— $6,600 

Car Allowance— $1,000 

Annuity — 10% 

Major Medical (Family) 

Manse and Utilities — $150 per month 

Moving Expenses — $300 

One month vacation 

The call of the Ridgecrest Church for the ministerial services of 
The Rev. James S. Mann was reviewed and the terms of the call 
approved. The terms of the call are: 

Salary— $6,600 
Annuity — 10% 
Auto Allowance — $1,000 
Major Medical 
Utilities — Manse 
Four weeks vacation 
Moving expense 

A periodic report on the work of Chaplain David E. Hambrick was 
received as information. 

3 — The Commission met at the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte 
on September 16, 1971. The meeting was opened with prayer by 
the Chairman. Present were: The Rev. Robert J. James, Chairman, 
Dr. Eugene P. Poe, Dr. E. Lee Stoffel, Dr. Frank H. Caldwell. The 
Rev. William Long, The Rev. Kenneth P. Craig, Miss Summers 
Tarlton, Mrs. Ernest B. Hunter, Mr. Billy G. McCall, Mr. Edward O. 
Kenion, Mr. G. Douglas Aitken, and Mr. Robert F. Stokes. 

The following were approved as stated supplies for the year 1972: 
Dr. Q. N. Huneycutt at Indian Hill; 
The Rev. Carl S. Miller at Westover Hills; 
The Rev. A. Leslie Thompson at Clanton Memorial. 

Dr. Warner L. Hall appeared before the Commission requesting the 
dissolution of the pastoral relationship between himself and the 
Covenant Church. Elder J. C. Bradley appeared with Dr. Hall and 
indicated concurrence on the part of the Covenant congregation. 
Dr. Hall's request was granted and the pastoral relationship dis- 
solved effective September 30, 1971. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 25 

The call of Dr. Hall as Director of the Presbyterian Foundation 
was reported as being approved by the General Assembly at 
Massanetta Springs, Virginia, and the Commission of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery approved the call as meeting the requirements of Pres- 
bytery. 

The Rev. Glenn Robinson appeared before the Commission out- 
lining the nature of his call to the work as Director of Youth De- 
velopment at Alexander Children's Center. It was noted that Mr. 
Robinson had worked out with the Board of Annuities and Relief 
his hospitalization and annuity program, and the motion was pass- 
ed that his work be approved under the category of specialized 
ministry. 

The call of the Albemarle Road Church for the ministerial services 
of The Rev. Richard P. Shaw was reviewed and the terms of the 
call approved. The terms of the call are: 

Salary— $7,500 

Car Allowance— $1,400 

Manse Utility expense per year — $800 

10% Ministers' Annuity Fund 

Major Medical as provided by the Presbyterian Church U. S. 

Four weeks vacation 

Moving expense 

The call of the Rockingham Church for the ministerial services of 
The Rev. William T. DuBose was reviewed and the terms of the 
call approved. The terms of the call are: 

Salary— $8,200 

Auto Expense— $2,000 

Manse Expense — $1,500 

Book and Periodical Expense — $200 

Manse furnished 

Medical Insurance for Pastor and Family 

Moving expense to be paid 

Four weeks vacation 

10% Annuity 

PART II 
RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That letters of transfer for the Rev. Fred H. Currie, The Rev. 
Jennings B. Reid, The Rev. Richard P. Shaw and The Rev. William 
T. DuBose from their respective Presbyteries be found in order, 
and that they be admitted to examination looking to their recep- 
tion into the Presbytery. 

2. That the call of the Session of the Commonwealth-Eastminster 
Church to Mr. Hunter Hill as Assistant Minister be found in order, 
and upon completion of his examination and reception into the 
Presbytery, placed in his hands. 

3. That the call of the Ridgecrest Church for the services of The Rev. 
James S. Mann be found in order and that it be placed in his 
hands. 

4. That the call of Dr. Warner Hall by the General Assembly to be- 
come Director of the Presbyterian Foundation be approved. 

5. That the call of The Rev. Glenn Robinson as Director of Youth 
Development at Alexander Children's Center be approved. 

6. That the call of the Hickory Grove Church for the services of 
The Rev. Jennings B. Reid be found in order and presented to him 
upon his reception into Presbytery. 

7. That the call of the Albemarle Road Church for the services of 



26 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

The Rev. Richard P. Shaw be found in order and presented to him 
upon his reception into Presbytery. 

8. That the call of the First Presbyterian Church, Rockingham, N. C. 
for the services of The Rev. William T. DuBose be found in order 
and presented to him upon his reception into Presbytery. 

9. That the call of the Indian Trail Church for the services of The 
Rev. Edward C. Wilson be found in order and placed in his hands. 
The terms of the call are: 

Salary— $6,900 
10% Annuity 
Moving costs 
Hospitalization Insurance 
Annual Car expense — $1,000 
Annual Utilities Costs — $400 
4 weeks vacation annually 
Manse 

10. That Presbytery concur in the request of The Rev. Curtis Medlin 
that his pastoral relationship with the First Presbyterian Church 
of Ellerbe, N. C. be dissolved and that he be granted a letter of 
transfer to the Presbytery of Bethel. 

11. That Presbytery hear the request of Dr. Frank Caldwell concern- 
ing his retirement effective September 30, and that his request be 
granted. 

E. Lee Stoffel presented the following resolution which 
was adopted. Mecklenburg Presbytery commends Dr. Warner 
L. Hall for his faithful and devoted service among us as a 
Presbyter; for his great ministry at Covenant Church; and 
records its best wishes for his new work as Director of the 
Presbyterian Foundation. 

William M. Boyce, an Honorably Retired member of 
Suwannee Presbytery, was received into the Presbytery. 

Frank H. Caldwell requested that he be Honorably Retired 
as of September 30, 1971. His request was granted and the 
following statement of appreciation as to his services was pre- 
sented by Charles C. Cowsert. 

On the occasion of the Honorable Retirement of Dr. Frank H. Cald- 
well, the Presbytery of Mecklenburg notes his long, successful and 
distinguished career as a Christian and a Churchman, and gives thanks 
to God for his unique contribution to the life of the Church including 
the Moderatorship of the General Assembly and ongoing of the 
Kingdom of God. 

The Committee on Deployment and Sustentation of 
Churches presented the following resolution which was adopt- 
ed. 

"The Committee on Deployment and Sustentation, with 
the approval of the Commission on the Minister and His Work, 
has appropriated Six Hundred Dollars ($600.00) to Reverend 
Paul P. Thrower and Sixty-Nine Dollars ($69.00) to the Min- 
isters' Annuity Fund as the ten percent (10%) dues on said 
salary." 

Robert Turner, Chairman of the Commission on Bound- 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 27 

aries, called the Court's attention to the likelihood that Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery will continue to be the endorser of the 
note given to Synod for the loan to Park Avenue Church, even 
though the Park Avenue Church will become a part of another 
Presbytery after January 1, 1972. 

The Committee on Pre-Ordination and Examination 
through Zane M. Moore presented for examination for Ordina- 
tion as a Minister of the Word and Sacraments Candidate 
Hunter R. Hill. The motion prevailed that Mr. Hill's sermon 
preached at the Opening Worship be approved as a satisfactory 
part of his examination. 

Mr. Hill testified as to his personal religious experience 
and sense of call and this was sustained as satisfactory. The 
other parts of his examination as required were reported upon 
approved as satisfactory. Further examination was conducted 
as required, and the examination as a whole was approved as 
satisfactory. 

The motion prevailed that Hunter R. Hill be received into 
the Presbytery, and that a Commission be appointed to Ordain 
and Install him as Assistant Pastor of the Commonwealth- 
Eastminster Church. 



Commission Appointed By Mecklenburg Presbytery To Ordain 

And Install Hunter R. Hill As Assistant Pastor Of The 

Commonwealrh-Eastminsier Presbyterian Church 

On Sunday, October 10, 1971 At 11:00 A.M. 

Ministers: 

Robert O. Freeman, Chairman, To preside and propound the 
Constitutional Questions. 

William D. Russell, To preach the Sermon (To be invited by 
Mecklenburg Presbytery to participate in the service). 

W. C. Rhodes, Jr., To deliver the Charge to the Assistant Pastor. 
Miss Laura Buzard. 

Ruling Elders: 

Billy G. McCall, To deliver the Charge to the Congregation. 
Lewis D. Berryhill, Sr. 
Thomas N. Massey, Jr., M.D. 

Ministers seeking admission into the Presbytery for pas- 
torates were presented as follows: Fred H. Currie to Mt. Gilead 
and Pee Dee Churches; Richard P. Shaw to Albemarle Road 
Church; William T. DuBose to First Church, Rockingham; and 
Jennings B. Reid to Hickory Grove Church. 

(Clerk's Note: See PP 16-5, Book of Church Order. The ques- 
tion of the extent of Mr. Reid's examination arose. The Clerk pointed 
out that in the last case of a Minister coming from the UPUSA 
Church, the Presbytery acted as follows: "It is the sense of this 
Court that the retaking of Ordination vows should not apply in 
the reception of Ministers from a sister Presbytery of the UPUSA 



28 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

and the ARP Denominations" Nothing as to other parts of trial. The 
Chairman of the Commission on the Minister and His Work report- 
ed that he was satisfied with the educational requirements of Mr. 
Reid.) 

With this information and background, the motion was 
made, seconded and carried that in Mr. Reid's case, PP 16-5, 
Book of Church Order, not be followed and that his examina- 
tion follow the lines of a Minister coming into the Presbytery 
from another Presbytery. 

The following requested that their names be recorded as 
voting against this action: Robert Turner, Joe E. Stowe, F. B. 
O'Shields, Jr., Thomas J. Nash, III, and Roy W. Coker. 

Motion prevailed that Presbytery refer to its Interpre- 
tations Committee the question of interpreting PP 16-5, 
Book of Church Order, for study and report to the Presbytery 
at its next Stated Meeing. 

Each of the brethren named witnessed as to their personal 
religious experience and sense of call. These were sustained as 
satisfactory, and there being no further questions from the 
floor, the motion prevailed that they be received into the Pres- 
bytery upon signing the Roll Book and that the Commissions, 
before named, be appointed for their Installations. 

The Court took early recess for Lunch and was led in a 
prayer of thanksgiving by Robert S. Hough. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

The afternoon session was resumed at 2:00 P.M. with 
prayer. 

John C. Laughlin was nominated by acclamation as Mod- 
erator-Nominee for the next Stated Meeting. 

Leighton Ford was recognized and introduced as a visiting 
brother, Norman Sanders, of the Billy Graham Evangelistic 
Team. 

The following motion by Thomas A. Little, Jr. was sec- 
onded and carried and referred to the Special Committee on 
Camp Stewart. 

In view of the fact that, since the time that the Committee to 
dispose of Camp Stewart was formed, several possible options for 
disposition have come to light; 

Presbytery hereby empowers and instructs the Special Camp 
Stewart Committee to investigate, not only the outright sale of 
Camp Stewart to private or commercial interests, but other options, 
including making the property available by leasing or other means to 
Mecklenburg County for a public park. 

The report of Presbytery's Council was made by the 
Chairman, John T. Handley, and the following recommenda- 
tions adopted. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 29 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 
RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That Presbytery's Manual be amended to omit the Publicity and 
Promotion Committee together with its job description and a 
budget asking of $4,500 to become a part of Council's Budget. 
(FIRST READING) 

2. That the Budget and Stewardship Sub-Committee be heard re- 
garding the Business Fund Budget for 1972. 

The report of the Budget and Stewardship Committee was 
presented by French B. O'Shields and its recommendations 
adopted. 

BUDGET AND STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE 
RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That the Proposed 1972 Business Fund Budget be approved, and 
that the 1972 Business Fund Assessment be set at $2.16 per capita 
to fund this Budget. 

2. That each local Session engage in real "Soul-Searching' : with re- 
spect to their giving to Budgeted Benevolences in 1972 and endeavor 
to increase this a minimum of 5% over 1971 giving. 

Mecklenburg Presbytery Business Fund Budget 
1972 — Proposed 

A. Office of General Presbyter and Stated Clerk 

1. General Presbyter— Stated Clerk 1971 1972 

Salary $ 9,250.00 $ 9,750.00 

House Allowance 2,100.00 2,100.00 

Travel Allowance 1,800.00 1,800.00 

Utilities 1,000.00 1,000.00 

M. A. F 1,415.00 1,465.00 

Hospitalization 314.25 314.25 

2. Secretarial Help $ 6,000.00 $ 6,300.00 

Social Security 312.00 327.60 

Hospitalization 125.09 125.09 

Substitute Secretary 1,200.00 1,200.00 

3. Discretionary Fund 1,000.00 1,000.00 

4. Postage, materials 2,000.00 2,000.00 

5. Phone 600.00 600.00 

Total Expenses $27,116.34 $27,981.94 

B. General Presbytery Expenses 

General Assembly Assessment $15,994.71 $18,674.58 

Synod Assessment 19,039.32 18,239.13 

Expenses of Hosting Presbytery 400.00 400.00 

Printing and Mailing of Minutes 3,000.00 3,000.00 

Business Fund Obligation— 1969 1,200.00 1,000.00 

Parking, Staff, Committees 600.00 600.00 

Total Expenses $40,234.03 $41,913.71 

C. Office of Central Treasurer 

1. Baird— Salary $ 1,680.00 $ 1,680.00 

Social Security 97.36 87.36 

2. Walsh— Salary 3,138.00 3,300.00 

Social Security 163.18 171.60 

Hospitalization 125.09 125.09 

3. Rent 1,122.00 1,122.00 

4. Phone 240.00 270.00 

5. Postage, Supplies 350.00 320.00 

Total Expense $ 6,915.63 $ 7,076.05 

GRAND TOTAL $74,266.00 $76,971.70 



30 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

The Court took recognizance of the resignation of Warner 
L. Hall after 26 years as Pastor of the Covenant Church. John 
M. Handley paid tribute to Warner L. Hall as a Pastor, Pres- 
byter and servant of Christ and the Church and of his wide 
influence. 

The report of the Interpretations Committee was sub- 
mitted by the Chairman, Robert Turner. This report was re- 
ceived and its recommendations adopted. 

1. That the Presbytery at this time proceed to consideration of the 
proposed constitutional amendments, that proposed amendments 1-12, 
dealing with the use of names and pronouns, be considered jointly; 
that 14 and 15, dealing with Synods with only two Presbyteries, be 
dealt with jointly, and that 13 and 16 be dealt with seriatim. 

2. That Church Sessions be urged to secure from the Office of the 
General Assembly copies of the booklet "The Person and Work of the 
Holy Spirit" and use them as texts for special study by youth and 
adult classes in their church schools or at other appropriate times. 

3. That all churches of the Presbytery be urged to observe October 
3, 1971 as a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace in Indochina. 

4. That Sessions (including pastors) consider seriously the urging 
of the General Assembly to institute a positive program of reconcilia- 
tion among themselves, their leaders, and members; that where 
divisions and differences exist these be faced and dealt with honestly 
in the forgiving and reconciling spirit of the great Head of the Church, 
The Lord Christ Himself. 

5. That the Moderator of the Presbytery prepare a pastoral letter, 
based on the Actions of the General Assembly referred to in this re- 
port and any others he deems pertinent, to be sent to all pastors and 
those supplying pulpits in this Presbytery with instructions for this 
pastoral letter to be read from the pulpit of the Church at a regular 
Sunday Morning Worship Service. (It is suggested that this letter be 
as brief as possible. It is further suggested that, if feasible, the Ruling 
Elder Commissioner to this meeting of Presbytery read the pastoral 
letter). 

Adopted in connection with this report were the Amend- 
ments to the Book of Church Order, by recorded vote, and all 
amendments were adopted. 

1. That Section 5-4 of The Form of Government be amended by omit- 
ting the word "male" in the last line. 

2. That Section 11-3 of The Form of Government be amended by 
changing the word "men" to "persons" in the second line. 

3. That Section 12-2 of The Form of Government be amended by 
changing the word "men" to "persons" in the second line. 

4. That Section 16-10 of The Form of Government be amended by 
changing the word "brethren" to "ministers" in the third and 
fourth lines. 

5. That Section 23-2 of The Form of Government be amended by 
changing the word "man" to "person" in the third line. 

6. That Section 24-1 of The Form of Government be amended by 
changing the word "men" to "persons" in the second and fourth 
lines of the first paragraph, and by changing the word "man" to 
"person" in the fifth line of the second paragraph. 



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7. That Section 24-3 of The Form of Government be amended by- 
changing the word "man' ; to "person" in the first line. 

8. That Section 24-4 of The Form of Government be amended by- 
changing the word "men" to "persons" in the fifth line of the third 
paragraph. 

9. That Section 24-10 of The Form of Government be amended by 
changing the word "man" to "person" in the second line. 

10. That Section 24-11 of The Form of Government be amended by 
changing the word "man" to "person" in the first line. 

11. That Section 26-2 of The Form of Government be amended by 
omitting the word "male" in the fourth line of the second para- 
graph. 

12. That Section 29-3 of The Form of Government be amended by 
changing the words "your brethren" to "the members" in the 
twenty-first line of the fourth paragraph, and by changing the 
words "this brother" to "this member" in the second line of the 
sixth paragraph. 

13. That Section 16-1 of The Form of Government be amended by 
replacing the third sentence with the following: "A church whose 
communicants exceed 750 shall be represented by two Ruling 
Elders and shall be entitled to one more Ruling Elder for each 
additional 750 communicants." 

14. That Section 17-3 of The Form of Government be amended. 

15. That Section 17-4 of The Form of Government be amended. 

16. That Section 20-1 of The Form of Government be amended. 

The report of the Commissioners to the General Assembly 
was made through the Chairman of the Commissioners, Robert 
J. James. It was adopted and the Commissioners were com- 
mended for their diligence. 



REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS FROM THE PRESBYTERY 

OF MECKLENBURG TO THE 111TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF 

THE PRESBYTERIAN CURCH, U. S., MEETING AT 

MASSANETTA SPRINGS, VIRGINIA, JUNE 13-18, 1971 

To serve as a Commissioner to the General Assembly is both a 
privilege and a responsibility. Your 16 Commissioners express ap- 
preciation to the Presbytery of Mecklenburg for being elected to 
attend the 111th General Assembly. Throughout the session we sought 
to render proper stewardship of the responsibility entrusted to us. 

Prior to the Assembly your Commissioners met together for the 
purpose of acquainting ourselves with the procedures and significant 
issues we would confront while in attendance at the Assembly. We 
express to Dr. Frank H. Caldwell, former Moderator of the General 
Assembly, our sincere appreciation for meeting with us, and for his 
wise counsel which enabled us to gain a good perspective of the 
Assembly's work. 



32 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Your Commissioners presuppose that through the media of mass 
communication and church papers, and perusal of the minutes of the 
111th General Assembly that concerned churchmen have already in- 
formed themselves of the matters before the Assembly and the actions 
taken thereon. We will not, therefore, dwell upon that which is al- 
ready well known to you. 

Throughout the numerous reports, recommendations, and ad- 
dresses, one thing remains abundantly clear: the General Assembly 
is, under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, for Whose guidance 
we pray, seeking ever to chart a course, the direction of which will 
ultimately enhance the cause of the Church of which our Lord Jesus 
Christ is both King and Head. 

Every Commissioner views such a gathering as the General As- 
sembly through his own eyes and likewise interprets it. Your 16 
Commissioners are no exception. It is hardly reasonable to attempt 
the reduction of 6 long days into a single presentation such as this 
one. The Chairman would share with the court, however, comments 
from written reports of some of your Commissioners which reflect 
upon the diligence, as well as the impressions, of those whom you 
elected to serve as Commissioners: 

"The Moderator, Dr. Ben Lacy Rose, was as fair as any Moderator 
could possibly have been. He clearly endeavored to give equal hear- 
ing to proponents and opponents of motions and recommendations 
placed before the Assembly." 

"Youth delegates, one from each Presbytery, were present for the 
first time. They had the privilege of speaking on the floor of the 
Assembly and were assigned to the various standing committees, 
where they not only had the privilege of the floor but also the 
privilege of voting the issues before the committees. Their presence 
was felt in many ways. : ' 

"There was much talk of 'reconciliation' on the floor of the As- 
sembly, but absolutely no evidence of reconciliation being put into 
practice." 

"There appeared at this General Assembly, as in so many of our 
courts, the usual difference between those who tend toward an inde- 
pendent congregational type church government and those who seem 
to be more aware of the Presbyterian form." 

"It seemed to me that this may have been the year when feelings 
were supposed to crest and split the church; perhaps, the crest has 
come and the Christian virtue of the various Commissioners asserted 
in a gentlemanliness which has started to mend any large split that 
was in the making." 

"I did not feel that the Assembly closed with any sense of 
'winners' and 'losers'. I felt that all had worked hard and had found 
general satisfaction with the resolution of disputed issues." 

"I was pleased and in sympathy with the general direction which I 
believe the General Assembly found itself heading. The spirit of 
reconciliation showed itself early." 

"The women offered a great deal to the General Assembly and 
hopefully our church can elect more to the office of Elder so that they 
can be elected Commissioners to the General Assembly." 

"Some observations of the Assembly: the tremendous volume of 
work . . . the closeness of voting, i.e.; 219 to 207 . . . the apparent 
loss of dignity of the court . . . the authority granted 60 youth dele- 
gates and also the feeling that women must be represented in all 
committees and commissions." 

"The youth . . . behaved much as we adults behave. There were 
times when they acted in a manner that we call childish, but for 



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33 



the most part, they were adult in their behavior. We adults are much 
the same way." 

Your Commissioners laughed together, and sometimes wept to- 
gether. They debated on opposite sides of issues, and sometimes 
voted in like manner. Yet throughout the tedious course of the 
Assembly, we sought not only to be Commissioners of the court, but 
of the great King and Head of the Church, Jesus Christ. To the mem- 
bers of this court we unanimously express our gratitude for the 
privilege of a rewarding experience. 



Teaching Elders 

Robert J. James (Chairman) 
Oliver W. Carmichael 
Leonard H. Bullock 
Robert H. Ramey, Jr. 
Zane M. Moore 
E. Lee Stoffel 
A. Rudolph Hendricks 
Charles E. S. Kraemer 



Ruling Elders 

G. Douglas Aitken 
Reece Thomas 
Dr. Thomas N. Massey 
Angus Shaw, Jr. (Alternate) 
Fred McCallum 
H. J. Caldwell, Sr. 
Mrs. Ray Gardner 
Edward O. Kenion 



It was voted that, when adjourned, the Court would meet 
at the Sharon Church November 28, 1971 at 9:00 A.M. with 
the Presbyterian Home of Charlotte as co-hosts. 

The report of the Committee on Resolutions was present- 
ed by Jack C. Cathey, adopted and ordered sent to the Host 
Church. 

Mecklenburg Presbytery offers thanksgiving to God for the 
presence of His Spirit in this 271st Stated Meeting held in the Trinity 
Presbyterian Church, Charlotte. We are grateful to the Trinity Church 
for her gracious invitation and the use of her beautiful and inspiring 
Sanctuary and other facilities. Presbytery also expresses thanksgiving 
to the Ministers — Reverend H. Louis Patrick and Reverend Richard 
C Brand, Jr., the Officers of the Church, and the Women of the 
Church who prepared and served the lunch, Reverend Edwin O. Byrd, 
Jr., Moderator, and Mr. Hunter R. Hill for his sermon in the Morning 
Worship. 

The Standing Committee on Bills and Overtures reported 
through its Chairman, Frank A. Mathes, and the report was 
adopted. 



REPORT OF BILLS AND OVERTURES COMMITTEE 

The Bills and Overtures Committee recommends to Presbytery that 
we answer the overture from the Westminster Presbyterian Church 
in the affirmative, and instruct Presbytery's Committee on Interpreta- 
tions to cooperate with the Session of the Westminster Church in this 
regard. 

F. A. Mathes, Chairman 

Russell M. Kerr 

A. Grant Whitney 

Mrs. D. S. MacRae, Jr. 

J. Leon Moore 

E. T. Thompson, Jr. 

The report of the Committee on Attendance was presented 
by J. Arthur Beard, Chairman, and is incorporated in the En- 
rollment. 

Dr. A. T. Trimble, Jr., Chairman of the World Missions 
Committee, made announcements concerning the promotion of 



34 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

this phase of the work of the Church, namely the Charlotte 
Conference on Witness and Mission January 29-February 2, 
1972; and Leadership Training Sessions on October 3, 4, 5, 1971. 
Dr. and Mrs. Hugh Farrior, recently returned from medical 
work in the Congo, will speak. These were received as in- 
formation. 

The Minutes were read, corrected and approved. 

It was voted to adjourn and adjournment was with the 
Benediction by the Moderator. 

J. Cecil Lawrence 
Stated Clerk 

Thomas C. Bryan 
Permanent Clerk, pro-tem 

Miss Annette Bullard 
Assisting Clerk 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 35 

The Two Hundred and Seventy-Second 

Stated Meeting of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery 



Sharon Presbyterian Church 
Charlotte, North Carolina 
November 16, 1971 



The Presbytery assembled, with this Church and Sharon 
Towers as co-hosts, and was led in its opening worship by the 
Moderator, Edwin O. Byrd, Jr. Candidate James H. Banbury 
preached on the theme, "To Live With Joy". 

The Moderator called the meeting to order and offered 
prayer. A quorum was declared present and the Enrollment 
with later additions was as follows: 

Ministers: Joe P. Arnold, Wayne R. Aughinbaugh, Vance C. 
Baucom, J. Arthur Beard, James N. Biggers, David H. Bowman, W. M. 
Boyce, Richard C. Brand, Jr., Harry H. Bryan, Thomas C. Bryan, 
Leonard H. Bullock, Laura I. Buzard, Edwin O. Byrd, Jr., James A. 
Cannon. Frank H. Caldwell, Oliver W. Carmichael, John A. Carriker, 
Walter D. Clark, Charles W. Coats, M. A. Cochrane, Jr., Roy W. Coker, 
Joe F. Condro, Edward B. Cooper, W. B. H. Corkey, Charles C. Cow- 
sert, Kenneth P. Craig, Fred H. Currie, Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., G. E. 
Dixon, William T. DuBose, William A. Dysard, Jr., James W. Eller, 
James E. Fogartie, John F. Foy, Robert O. Freeman, John M. Handley, 
A. Rudolph Hendricks, Glenn L. Hill, Hunter R. Hill, Horace H. Hilton, 
Jr., Roy E. Hoke, Fred C. Holder, Paul A. Home, Robert S. Hough, 
Q. N. Huneycutt, C. J. Jacks, Jr., Robert J. James, Frank S. Jones, 

A. M. Keith, David C. Kennedy. Russell M. Kerr, C. L. Kirby, J. 
Benjamin Kirkland, Jr., W. D. Kuenzli, John C. Laughlin, J. Cecil 
Lawrence, Neil C. Leach, T. A. Little, Jr., R. R. Love, John A. Luddy, 
Jr., Robert S. Maclin. Ill, T. L. MacLean, James S. Mann, F. A. 
Mathes, Fred R. McAlister, Sr., A. J. McKelway, Angus G. Mclnnis, 
Sr., Carl S Miller, G. Curtis Moore, Zane M. Moore, A. Jackson 
Morrison, W. D. Morton, French B. O'Shields, Jr., Robert S. Owens, 
Jr., H. L. Patrick, E. P. Poe, M. B. Prince, Jr., Marcus B. Prince, III, 
Robert H Ramey, Jr., J. E. Ratchford, Robert W. Rayburn, Jennings 

B. Reid, W. C. Rhodes, Jr., Glenn B. Robinson, Henry S. Robinson, 
Friedrich Schilling, Jr.. Richard P. Shaw, H. Howard Smith, John E. 
Smylie, H. E. Stoessel, E. Lee Stoffel, Joe E. Stowe, David S. Temple- 
ton, Jr., A. Leslie Thompson, Ernest T. Thompson, Paul P. Thrower, 
W. W. Thrower, Franklin Toole, Jr., Leonard W. Topping, T. W. 
Tucker, Robert Turner, Thomas B. Tyndall, Carl T. Uzzell, Eldon D. 
Wadsworth, J. E. Wayland, Sr., J. E. Wayland, Jr., David E. Wilkin- 
son, Malcolm R. Williamson, Edward C. Wilson, Robert S. Woodson. 

Ministers Excused: W. F. Long, M. L. Smith, Jr., T. J. Nash, III, 
Warner L. Hall, C. E. S. Kraemer. 

Ministers Unexcused: Taft A. Franklin, Charles N. Clegg, Leigh- 
ton Ford. 



36 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Ruling Elders: Tom Yost, Albemarle; Thomas E. Miller, Albemarle 
Road; Lewis Price, Amay James; J. H. Burnham, Amity; E. F. Parnell, 
Avondale; Bruce Bradley, Benton Heights; Herbert B. Knox, Bethel; 
Brent Haigler, Bethlehem; Carl W. Batten, Biscoe; James V. Andrews, 
Caldwell Memorial; Colon McDonald, Cameronian; K. A. McLeod, Jr., 
Candor; Sam Weir, Carmel; W. B. Young, Central Steele Creek; T. M. 
Mayfield, Jr., Charlotte First; W. T. Crowder, Charlotte Third; B. H. 
Moore, Christ; Charles J. Parker, Cooks Memorial; Z. R. Dillingham, 
Elbert Todd, Covenant; Roger Blackwelder, East; Jack Kanipe, First 
Union; Burns W. Stuart, Forest Hill; Lore S. Brown, Hamlet; William 
E. Moss, Hopewell; Merle D. Randle, Huntersville; J. W. Nance, Indian 
Hill; Triad A. Biggers, Indian Trail; Daniel J. Lamon, Johnston Me- 
morial; Raymond Parnell, Locust; Daniel McCaskill, Macedonia; Wil- 
liam T. Alexander, Mallard Creek; Charles R. Hipp, Sr., Memorial; 
Dan Davis, Monroe; John N. Wall, Morven; David W. Sheets, Mul- 
berry; Rufus K. Allison, James C. Wilson, Myers Park; Jay R. 
Kistler, Sr., McGee; R. E. L. Prather, McQuay; R. B. Winchester, 
Norwood; Hugh Neisler, Pageland; Ted Campbell, Paw Creek; J. 
Arthur Blanchard, Philadelphia; Sam C. Elliott, Plaza; J. B. Currence, 
Pleasant Hill; John C. Reid, Jr., Providence; Ralph C. Reid, Quail 
Hollow; Walter Furr, Ridgecrest; M. M. Caldwell, Robinson; H .G. 
Smith, Rockingham; Auman Currie, Rourk; Vernon P. McNeely, St. 
Andrews; Clyde Pope, St. Giles; R. Belk Hovis, St. John; Jon Howell, 
Charles E. Knox, Sardis; Miss Summers Tarlton, Seigle Avenue; Rich- 
ard Foard, Selwyn Avenue; Kenneth Beaty, Sharon; Olin Harkey, 
Siler; Walter V. Brown, Steele Creek; James C. Simpson, Stephenson; 
John Auten, Sugaw Creek; Charles S. Crowther, Thomasboro; Charles 
E. Moore, Trinity; Mrs. Martha Wildermuth, Wadesboro; H. H. Massey, 
Waxhaw; C. C. Duncan, Westminster; Mrs. Eloise Stilwell, Westover 
Hills; Joe V. Hamilton, Williams Memorial. 

Churches Excused: Altan, Bethany, Clanton Memorial, Common- 
wealth-Eastminster, Mr. Gilead, Newell, Pee Dee, Walkersville. 

Churches Unexcused: Badin, Banks, W. H. Belk, Beulah, Camden, 
Cornelius, Ellerbe, Hawley Memorial, Hickory Grove, Lee Park, Marks 
Creek, Marshville, Marston, Matthews, McLean, Mt. Carmel, New 
Salem, Norman, Oakboro, Park Avenue, Rehoboth, Salem, Smallwood, 
South Tryon, Star, Troy, Turner, Unionville. 

Visiting Brethren were introduced and welcomed as were 
Ruling Elders attending Presbytery for the first time. 

Moderator-in-Nomination, John C. Laughlin, was elected 
Moderator by acclamation and accepted the gavel from the re- 
tiring Moderator, expressing appreciation of the honor. 

The Docket was presented by Russell M. Kerr, Chairman 
of the Committee on Court Meetings. With amendments, it 
was adopted as follows: 

THE DOCKET 

1. Opening Worship — James H. Banbury. 

2. Enrollment of Presbytery and Introduction of Visiting Brethren. 
Recognition of Ruling Elders attending Presbytery for the first 
time. 

3. Election of Moderator — Reverend John C. Laughlin, Moderator- 
Nominee. 

4. Adoption of Docket (Court Meetings) Russell M. Kerr, Chairman. 

5. Report of Committee on Arrangements, Oliver W. Carmichael, 
Chairman. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 37 

6. Appointment of Standing Committees. 

1. Bills and Overtures. 

2. Attendance. 

3. Tellers. 

Recess: 10:15-10:30 A.M. 

7. Communications and New Business (Referral to Proper Commit- 
tees). (All new business must be before the Court by the end of 
the first recess). 

7 A. Report of Pre-Ordination and Examinations Committee, Oliver W. 
Carmichael, Chm. 

8. Report of Presbytery's Council, John M. Handley, Chairman. 
(Report of Budget and Stewardship Committee, F. B. O'Shields, Jr.) 
From Minutes of 271st Stated Meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery: 
"That Presbytery's Manual be amended to omit the Publicity and 
Promotion Committee together with its job description and a 
budget asking for $4,500 to become a part of Council's Budget. 
(SECOND READING)" 

Recess for Lunch: 1:00-2:00 P.M. 

9. Report of Personnel Committee, Gene A. Cathey, Chairman. 

10. Report of Hunger Committee (5 minutes), Mrs. Frank Jones, Chm. 

11. Report of Commission on the Minister and His Work, Robert J. 
James, Chairman. 

12. Nomination of Moderator Nominee (First Order After Lunch). 

13. Report of Worship Committee, T. W. MacLean, Chairman. 

14. Commissions to be appointed. 

15. Report of Inter-Church Action Committee, Friedrich Schilling, Jr., 
Chairman. 

Recess: 3:30-3:45 P.M. 

16. Report of Specialized Ministry Committee, W. E. Moss, Chairman. 

17. Report of Strategy and Research Committee, Robert S. Owens, Jr., 
Chairman. 

18. Report of Deployment and Sustentation of Churches Committee, 
^^Roy W. Coker, Chairman. 

19. Report of Pre-Ordination and In-Service Training Committee, 
Fred C. Holder, Chairman (Deferred at last meeting of Presby- 
tery). 

20. Interpretations Committee, Robert Turner, Chairman. 

(Motion prevailed at the last Meeting of Presbytery to refer to 
The Interpretations Committee the question of interpreting PP 
16-5 Book of Church Order, for study and report to Presbytery.) 

21. Unfinished Business, Resolution of Thanks, Attendance, Etc. 

22. Reading and Adoption of Minutes. 

23. Adjournment with Apostolic Benediction. 

It was voted that the next meeting of the continuing Pres- 
bytery would be held in the Williams Memorial Church on 
February 22, 1972. 

The report of the Committee on Arrangements was pre- 
sented by the Host Pastor, Oliver W. Carmichael, who wel- 
comed the Court on behalf of Sharon Church and Sharon 
Towers. His report was received as information. 



38 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



The Moderator announced the appointment of the follow- 
ing Standing Committees: 

STANDING COMMITTEES 
BILL AND OVERTURES 

Edwin O. Byrd, Jr., Chairman 

T. W. Tucker 

F. A. Mathes 

K. A. McLeod, Jr. 

Richard Foard 

L. S. Brown 

ATTENDANCE 

J. Arthur Beard, Chairman 

F. R. McAlister, Sr. 

W. M. Boyce 

Ted Campbell 

Dan Davis 

John C. Reid, Jr. 

TELLERS 

Robert H. Ramey, Jr., Chairman 

M. R. Williamson 

Friedrich Schilling, Jr. 

Raymond Parnell 

David W. Sheets 

Charles R. Hipp, Sr. 

A report of the Commission on Presbyteries' Boundaries 
was made by the Chairman, Robert Turner, and admitted to 
record. 

MINUTES 
THE COMMISSION ON BOUNDARIES 

OF 
MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

(Established by act of Mecklenburg Presbytery in adjourned Session 

at the Thomasboro Presbyterian Church, July 14, 1970 — Minutes, 

266th Meeting, Mecklenburg Presbytery, pages 33-34) 

Ministers Ruling Elders 

Robert Turner — Chairman Joseph W. Grier (Charlotte, First) 

Frank H. Caldwell Leonard Mabry (Albemarle, First) 

Joe E. Stowe S. B. McGuirt (Hamlet) 

James E. Fogartie (Resigned) G. Donald Davidson (Covenant) 
Eugene P. Poe 

Commission on Boundaries 

of 
Presbytery of Mecklenburg 

The Commission on the Boundaries of the Presbytery of Mecklen- 
burg was called to order by the Chairman, the Reverend Robert 
Turner, in the Session Room of the First Presbyterian Church, Char- 
lotte, on Thursday, September 3, 1970, at 1:30 P.M. The opening 
prayer was offered by Mr. Turner. 

The following members of the Commission were present: Min- 
isters: Frank H. Caldwell, Joe E. Stowe, Robert Turner, James E. 
Fogartie. Ruling Elders: G. Don Davidson, Covenant Presbyterian 
Church, Charlotte; Leonard Mabry, First Presbyterian Church, Al- 
bemarle; S. B. McGuirt, First Presbyterian Church, Hamlet. Joseph 
W. Grier, Jr., First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, was absent. 

Dr. James E. Fogartie was elected Clerk. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 39 

The following communications were presented to the Commission: 

1) L. B. Colquitt, Jr., Executive Secretary, Concord Presbytery 
to Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence — July 11, 1970. 

2) Robert Turner to L. B. Colquitt in response to Mr. Colquitt's 
letter to Dr. Lawrence — July 17, 1970. 

3) L. B. Colquitt to Robert Turner— July 24, 1970. 

4) S. B. McGuirt to Robert Turner— August 15, 1970. 

5) Robert Turner to Dr. Joseph M. Garrison — August 21, 1970. 

6) Dr. Joseph M. Garrison to Robert Turner — August 24, 1970. 

There was a general discussion as to matters brought before the 
Commission. 

Motion: (Caldwell-Stowe) That the Chairman invite representa- 
tives of the Churches in Richmond and Montgomery Counties to meet 
with this Commission in a place and date to be determined by the 
Chairman, for the purpose of conferring with them about their in- 
volvement in the realignment of Presbytery; and that representatives 
of the Commission of Fayetteville Presbytery be invited to attend. 
Unanimous. 

Motion: (Davidson-Caldwell) That the Commission invite repre- 
sentatives of the Churches of Cabarrus County and Davidson, N. C. 
to meet with this Commission in a place and date to be determined 
by the Chairman, for the purpose of conferring with them about their 
involvement in the realignment of Presbytery. Unanimous. 

Note: Invitations are to be extended to the minister, an elder, and 
another representative from each Church. 

Proposed dates for meetings: 
Sunday, October 25 
Sunday, November 5 

A motion to adjourn prevailed. 

The meeting was closed with prayer by the Reverend Joe E. 
Stowe. 

Robert Turner, Chairman 
James E. Fogartie, Clerk 

Minutes 

Commission Of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

On Presbytery Boundaries 

The Commission on Presbytery Boundaries met in the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Rockingham, at 7:30 p.m. on October 25th, 1970. 
Members present were the chairman, the Rev. Robert Turner; Dr. 
Frank H. Caldwell, Mr. Joseph W. Grier, Mr. S. B. McGuirt and 
Mr. Leonard Mabry. 

On invitation of the Mecklenburg Commission the following mem- 
bers of the Fayetteville Presbytery Commission on Boundaries were 
present: Rev. Francis Alston, Mr. Larry Parker, Mrs. Frank McNeill 
and Rev. Howard Gilkeson. 

The meeting was convened with prayer by the chairman. 

Almost all of the Presbyterian churches of Richmond and Mont- 
gomery Counties were represented by their pastor and/or one or 
more of the officers. 

The chairman explained the purpose of requesting representa- 
tives of these churches to meet together in that their churches would 
be transferred to Presbytery IV; that this meeting was called for the 
purpose of answering questions, seeking to discover any difficulties 
that may appear to be eminent and dealing with any interests these 



40 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

churches might have that would concern either Mecklenburg or Fay- 
etteville Presbytery. A helpful discussion followed, questions were 
raised and dealt with by members of the commissions present. It was 
agreed that the churches of Richmond and Montgomery counties 
would be included in Presbytery activities of Fayetteville Presbytery 
in order that they might become acquainted with the people and 
actions of that Presbytery which would be a part of Presbytery IV. 

Following this discussion the meeting was adjourned with prayer. 

Robert Turner, Chairman 

Commission of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

On Presbytery Boundaries 

Mecklenburg Presbytery Commission On Boundaries 
Minutes of Meeting, February 10, 1971 

At the call of the Chairman, the Commission met in the Session 
Room, First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, at 4:00 p.m. on Febru- 
ary 10, 1971. 

Present: Messrs. Robert Turner, Chairman, G. Donald Davidson, 
S. B. McGuirt, Leonard Mabry and Frank H. Caldwell, who was 
elected Clerk. 

After an opening prayer by the Chairman, the minutes of the two 
previous meetings of the Commission were read and approved. 

A docket of matters to be considered at this meeting, as present- 
ed by the Chairman, was adopted. 

The Chairman reported his attempt to arrange a meeting of the 
Commission with representatives of congregations in Cabarrus 
County, and of the Davidson congregation, and indicated that such a 
meeting was found not to be feasible. 

He also reported to the Commission his understanding of the 
present situation as related to plans for the present Kings Mountain, 
Winston-Salem, and Concord Presbyteries to become one new presby- 
tery in the proposed realignment. 

On motion with respect to Item 1 on the docket, it was Voted 
unanimously that the Commission report to Mecklenburg Presbytery 
that it is the Commission's assumption that it has the authority of 
Presbytery to direct the Trustees of Mecklenburg Presbytery to 
transfer to the Trustees of the newly organized Presbytery all prop- 
erties, holdings, deeds, titles, assets, liabilities, etc., and to endorse 
existing loans to churches of the present Mecklenburg Presbytery 
upon the expiration of the existence of the present Mecklenburg 
Presbytery. 

On motion, it was Voted unanimously that the Chairman be re- 
quested to investigate the possibility that Calvary Church should be 
included in the new Presbytery which is anticipated to include the 
present Concord Presbytery. 

On motion, it was Voted unanimously that the Chairman be re- 
quested to communicate with the Session of the Davidson Congrega- 
tion regarding involvements of that congregation in becoming part 
of the new Presbytery which is anticipated to replace most of the 
present Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

On motion with respect to the other items on the docket for this 
meeting, it was Voted unanimously that recommendation be made to 
Presbytery that this Commission (less S. B. McGuirt) be designated 
a committee, or that another committee be appointed, to serve as a 
Medium of Communication to the New Presbytery number two, and 
that this committee so designated make the following recommenda- 
tions to the Organizing Meeting of the new Presbytery. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 41 

1. That the name of the new Presbytery (No. 2) be "Mecklenburg 
Presbytery". 

2. That calls be extended by the new Presbytery to all em- 
ployed personnel of the present Mecklenburg Presbytery on the same 
basis, terms and conditions as currently prevail in their relationship 
to Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

3. That all arrangements for office space, equipment, contracts 
for use of equipment, obligations entered into and all related matters 
be approved and continued by the new Presbytery. 

4. That the currently approved Mannual of Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery, with any necessary revisions, be adopted by the new Presbytery. 

5. That all councils, commissions, committees, trustees, officers 
and special committees now under appointment by Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery be established in the same relationship in the new Presbytery 
in so far as this is possible. That adequate consideration be given to 
officers and members of churches not presently a part of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery in filling vacancies occurring in the structure of the new 
Presbytery due to the removal of the churches of Richmond and Mont- 
gomery counties from the group comprising the new Presbytery. 

6. That the official list (prepared by this Commission) of Teaching 
Elder members of Mecklenburg Presbytery who are not pastors of 
particular churches be included as members of the new Presbytery. 

After approval of the substance of the Minutes as read by the 
Clerk, the meeting was adjourned with a closing prayer by Leonard 
Mabry at 5:00 p.m. 

Frank H. Caldwell, Clerk 
Robert Turner, Chairman 

Report 

Commission On Boundaries 

February 23, 1971 

TO: MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

(1) It is the assumption of this Commission that it has the au- 
thority of Presbytery to direct the Trustees of Mecklenburg Presbytery 
to transfer to the Trustees of the newly organized Presbytery all 
properties, holdings, deeds, titles, assets, liabilities, etc., and to endorse 
existing loans to churches of the present Mecklenburg Presbytery upon 
the expiration of the existence of the present Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

(2) Recommendation is made to Presbytery that this Commission 
(less S. B. McGuirt) be designated a committee, or that another com- 
mittee be appointed, to serve as a medium of communication to the 
new Presbytery number two, and that this committee so designated 
make the following recommendations to the Organizing Meeting of the 
new Presbytery. 

SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS TO BE MADE TO THE NEW 
PRESBYTERY 

1. That the name of the new Presbytery (No. 2) be "Mecklenburg 
Presbytery". 

2. That calls be extended by the new Presbytery to all employed 
personnel of the present Mecklenburg Presbytery on the same basis, 
terms and conditions as currently prevail in their relationship to 
Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

3. That all arrangements for office space, equipment, contracts 
for use of equipment, obligations entered into and all related matters 
be approved and continued by the new Presbytery. 

4. That the currently approved Manual of Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery, with any necessary revisions, be adopted by the new Presbytery. 



42 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

5. That all councils, commissions, committees, trustees, officers 
and special committees now under appointment by Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery be established in the same relationship in the new Presbytery 
in so far as this is possible. That adequate consideration be given to 
officers and members of churches not presently a part of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery in filling vacancies occurring in the structure of the new 
Presbytery due to the removal of the churches of Richmond and Mont- 
gomery counties from the group comprising the new Presbytery. 

6. That the official list (prepared by this commission) of Teaching 
Elder members of Mecklenburg Presbytery who are not pastors of 
particular churches be included as members of the new Presbytery- 
Robert Turner, Chairman 



Minutes 

Meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery's 

Commission On Presbytery Boundaries 

Office of Joseph W. Grier 

November 4. 1971 — 4:00 p.m. 

Present: Messrs. Robert Turner, Chairman, Joseph W. Grier, Jr., S. B. 
McGuirt, Leonard Mabry, G. Don Davidson and Frank H. 
Caldwell. 

The meeting was opened with prayer by Frank H. Caldwell, who 
was appointed to serve as Secretary. 

The Chairman reported a communication from Rev. John W. 
Hesley in response to a request for information as to his exercise of 
the ministry. Mr. Hesley, in effect and purpose, requested permission 
to demit the ministry without censure. 

Voted that this correspondence be appended to the list of ministers 
submitted to Mecklenburg Presbytery (New) for its action on the 
request. 

Voted that the attached list of ministers who are not pastors of 
churches be submitted to Mecklenburg Presbytery (New) as the 
approved list. Appendix I. 

Voted to adopt the following Resolutions and to direct the Trus- 
tees and other officers of Mecklenburg Presbytery (Old) to carry them 
out: — 

(RESOLUTIONS attached to these Minutes) Appendix II 

The Chairman reported that Calvary Church, after conference, re- 
quested that it be included in Mecklenburg Presbytery (New) and 
this Commission is including that Church and its minister, along with 
the Davidson College Church, in the list of ministers and churches 
of Mecklenburg Presbytery (New). 

The Chairman reported that the recommendations of this Com- 
mission relating to items in the Minutes of February 10, 1971 were 
reported to and adopted by Mecklenburg Presbytery (Old), which 
designated this Commission as a medium of communication to Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery (New), and that Mecklenburg Presbytery (New) 
adopted these same recommendations, which are recorded in the 
Minutes of its meeting on March 23, 1971. 

The Minutes of this meeting of the Commission, and those of Feb- 
ruary 10, 1971, were read and approved. 

On Motion, the Commission's meeting was adjourned with prayer 
by Mr. McGuirt. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Frank H. Caldwell, Secty. 



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APPENDIX I 
Commission on 
Presbytery Boundaries 
November 4, 1971 



Ministers 
Of 
Mecklenburg Presbyiery 



Albemarle 



Albemarle Road 

Rev. Richard P. Shaw 

Altan-Bethany 

Amay James 

Rev. M. A. Cochrane, Jr. 

Amity 

Rev. Fred C. Holder 

Avondale 

Rev. T. W. MacLean 
Rev. J. F. Condro 

Badin 

Rev. James N. Biggers 

Banks 

Belk, W. H. 

Rev. G. E. Dixon 

Benton Heights 
Rev. R. R. Love 

Bethel-Cornelius 

Rev. J. E. Wayland, Jr. 

Bethlehem 

Rev. R. S. Maclin, III 

Beulah-Lee Park 

Caldwell Memorial 
Rev. Charles L. Kirby 

Calvary 

Rev. Frank C. Wilkinson 

Camden-Morven 

Carmel 

Rev. John C. Laughlin 

Central Steele Creek 
Rev. Zane M. Moore 

Charlotte, First 
Dr. E. Lee Stoffel 
Rev. L. W. Topping 

Christ 

Rev. R. W. Rayburn 

Clanton Memorial 

Commonwealth-Eastminster 
Rev. Robert O. Freeman 
Rev. Hunter R. Hill 



Albemarle, N. C. 28001 
6700 Albemarle Road 28212 

Route 4, Monroe 28110 

2015 Patton Ave. 28208 

2831 N. Sharon Amity Rd. 28205 

2821 Park Road 28209 
2821 Park Road 28209 

Badin, N. C. 28009 

Route 3, Box 213, Waxhaw 28173 
7401 Nations Ford Rd. 28210 

1201 Concord Ave., Monroe 28110 

Cornelius, N. C. 28031 

Route 7, Box 317, Monroe 28110 

Route 2, Monroe 28110 
1601 E. 5th St. 28204 

Box 443, Davidson 28036 

Morven, N. C. 28119 
2048 Carmel Rd. 28211 

Route 2, Box 1136 28210 

200 W. Trade St. 28202 
200 W. Trade St. 28202 

2461 Arty Ave 28208 

335 Freeland Lane 28210 

3815 Commonwealth Ave. 28205 
3815 Commonwealth Ave. 28205 



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Cook's Memorial 

Rev. W. R. Aughinbaugh 

Covenant 

Rev. John M. Handley 
Dr. H. E. Stoessel 

Davidson College 

East 

Dr. Robert S. Hough 

First Union 

Rev. James A. Cannon 

Forest Hill 

Rev. E. T. Thompson, Jr. 

Hawley Memorial 

Hickory Grove 

Dr. Jennings B. Reid 

Hopewell 

Rev. E. D. Wadsworth 

Huntersville 

Dr. F. A. Mathes 

Indian Hill 

Indian Trail 

Rev. Edward C. Wilson 

Johnston Memorial 
Rev. Paul A. Home 

Locust 

Mallard Creek 

Rev. Kenneth P. Craig 

Marshville-New Salem 

Matthews 

Rev. David C. Kennedy 

McGee 

Rev. J. A. Luddy, Jr. 

McQuay 

Rev. Charles W. Coats 

Memorial 

Rev. Henry S. Robinson 

Monroe, First 

Rev. Joe E. Stowe 

Mulberry 

Rev. W. A. Dysard, Jr. 

Myers Park 

Dr. James E. Fogartie 
Dr. E. L. Daniel, Jr. 
Rev. D. S. Templeton, Jr. 

Newell 

Rev. J. Benjamin Kirkland, Jr. 

Norwood 

Rev. James E. Ratchford 



Route 9, Box 160 28208 

1000 E. Morehead St. 28204 
1000 E. Morehead St. 28204 

Box 337, Davidson 28306 

6801 Monroe Rd. 28212 

Box 26193 28213 

1040 Woodlawn Rd. 28209 

Polkton, N. C. 28135 

7500 Newell Hickory Gr. 28212 

Route 3, Box 441, Huntersville 28078 

Box 313, Huntersville 28078 

Stanfield, N. C. 28163 
Indian Trail, N. C. 28079 

719 E. 36th St. 28205 

Locust, N. C. 28097 
Route 10, Box 338 28213 

Marshville, N. C. 28103 
Matthews, N. C. 28105 

119 N. Dakota St. 28214 

3501 Tuckaseegee Rd. 28208 

Route 5, Box 942-B 28208 

Monroe, N. C. 28110 

5601 Tuckaseegee Rd. 28208 

2501 Oxford Place 28207 
2501 Oxford Place 28207 
2501 Oxford Place 28207 

Newell, N. C. 28126 

Norwood, N. C. 28128 



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Oakboro 

Pageland-Salem 

Rev. Edward B. Cooper 

Paw Creek 

Rev. Robert J. James 

Philadelphia 

Rev. Russell M. Kerr 

Plaza 

Rev. R. S. Owens, Jr. 
Rev. W. D. Kuenzli 

Pleasant Hill 

Rev. Roy W. Coker 

Providence 

Rev. Friedrich Schilling, Jr. 

Quail Hollow 

Rev. M. B. Prince, III 

Ramah 

Rev. Glenn L. Hill 

Rehoboth 

Ridgecrest 

Rev. James S. Mann 

Robinson 

Rev. James W. Eller 

St. Andrews 

Rev. T. A. Little, Jr. 

St. Giles 

Rev. F. B. O'Shields, Jr. 

St. John 

Rev. Carl Uzzell 

Sardis 

Rev. T. W. Tucker 
Rev. Joe P. Arnold 

Seigle Avenue 

Selwyn Avenue 

Rev. R. H. Ramey, Jr. 

Sharon 

Rev. Oliver W. Carmichael 
Rev. W. C. Rhodes, Jr. 

Smallwood 

South Tryon 

Rev. A. Rudolph Hendricks 

Steele Creek 

Stephenson 

Rev. G. Curtis Moore 

Sugaw Creek 

Rev. Horace H. Hilton, Jr. 
Rev. Charles N. Clegg 

Charlotte, Third 

Rev. E. O. Byrd, Jr. 
Rev. A. J. Morrison 



Oakboro, N. C. 28129 
Pageland, S. C. 29728 

Paw Creek, N. C. 28130 

Mint Hill Station 28212 

2304 The Plaza 28205 
2304 The Plaza 28205 

Route 1, Pineville, N. C. 28134 

Route 1, Box 302-P, Matthews 28105 

Route 2, Box 433, Pineville 28134 

Route 2, Huntersville 28078 

Route 2, Waxhaw, N. C. 28173 
Route 1, Stanfield, N. C. 28163 

Route 8, Box 293 28212 

2201 Springdale Ave. 28203 

2027 Emerywood Drive 28210 

5115 The Plaza 28215 

6100 Sardis Rd. 28211 
6100 Sardis Rd. 28211 

832 Seigle Avenue 28204 
2929 Selwyn Avenue 28209 

5201 Sharon Rd. 28210 
5201 Sharon Rd. 28210 

W. Trade & S. Gardner 28203 
2516 S. Tryon St. 28203 

Route 2, Box 350 28210 
205 King Street, Monroe 28110 

101 Sugaw Creek Rd. W. 28213 
101 Sugaw Creek Rd. W. 28213 

4019 Central Ave. 28205 
4019 Central Ave. 28205 



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Thomasboro 

Rev. Leonard H. Bullock 
Rev. Thomas B. Tyndall 

Trinity 

Dr. H. Louis Patrick 

Rev. Richard C. Brand, Jr. 

Turner-Siler 

Rev. A. M. Keith 

Unionville 

Wadesboro 

Rev. H. Howard Smith 

Walkersville 

Rev. T. J. Nash, III 

Waxhaw 

Rev. W. D. Morton 

Westminster 

Dr. Eugene P. Poe 
Rev. J. Arthur Beard 

Westover Hills 

Williams Memorial 
Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr. 



110 Bradford Drive 28208 
110 Bradford Drive 28208 

3115 Providence Rd. 28211 
3115 Providence Rd. 28211 

Route 10, Box 163, Monroe 28110 

Monroe, N. C. 28110 
Wadesboro, N. C. 28170 

Route 2, Waxhaw 28173 

Waxhaw, N. C. 28173 

Box 17654 28211 
Box 17654 28211 

1117 Fordham Rd. 28208 
Route 11, Box 622 28213 



Ministers Retired or Serving in Other Positions 



Rev. Paul W. Beazley 
1300 Kinderway 

Chap. David G. Boyce 
428-44-8490 HQ Korscom 

Dr. W. M. Boyce 
4639 Woodlark Lane 

Dr. Harry H. Bryan 

Rev. T. C. Bryan 
5218 Kildare Drive 

Rev. Laura Buzard 
Presbyterian Hospital 

Dr. F. H. Caldwell 
1117 Linganore Place 

Rev. J. A. Carriker 
2243 Chesterfield Ave. 

Rev. W. D. Clark 
804 E. 17th St. 

Rev. W. B. H. Corkey 
518 Hermitage Court 

Dr. C. C. Cowsert 
1402 Wachovia Bldg. 

Dr. J. R. Cunningham 
5100 Sharon Rd. 

Rev. Daniel L. Durway 
622 Morrweene Rd. 

Rev. J. Brett Fenwick 

Kensington Arms, Apt. 8-B 



Columbia, S. C. 29203 

APO San Francisco 96212 

Charlotte, N. C. 28211 

Montreat, N. C. 28757 
Charlotte, N. C. 28215 

Charlotte, N. C. 28204 

Charlotte, N. C. 28203 

Charlotte, N. C. 28203 

Charlotte, N. C. 28205 

Charlotte, N. C. 28207 

Charlotte, N. C. 28202 

Charlotte, N. C. 28210 

Durham, N. C. 27705 

Highstown, N. J. 08520 



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Rev. Leighton Ford 
2900 Coltsgate Rd. 

Rev. J. S. Garner 
518 Ebb Place 

Rev. J. C. Grier 
821 Eden Terrace 

Dr. Warner L. Hall 
1402 Wachovia Bldg. 

Chap. David Hambrick 

HHT 3rd SQ, 17th Air CAV 

Rev. J. W. Hesley 
338 NE 8th 

Rev. Roy E. Hoke 
1717 Cleveland Ave. 

Rev. R. E. Huey 
Box 276 

Dr. Q. N. Huneycutt 

Rev. W. J. Huneycutt 
Route 5, Box 136 

Rev. C. Betts Huntley 

Yang Nim Dong Kwanzju 

Dr. C. F. Jacks 

1900 Selwyn Avenue 

Rev. F. S. Jones 
Box 23125 

Dr. C. E. S. Kraemer 
1205 Palmyra Ave. 

Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence 
Box 2537 

Rev. N. C. Leach 

One Charlottetown Center 

Dr. Earl R. MacCormac 
Box 561 

Chap. F. R. McAlister, Jr. 
Comsubflot Six, Naval Base 

Rev. F. R. McAlister, Sr. 
4649 Woodlark Lane 

Rev. Neely McCarter 
3401 Brook Road 

Rev. A. G. Mclnnis 
1510 Clayton Drive 

Rev. A. J. McKelway, Jr. 
Davidson College 

Rev. W. B. McSwain 
6001 Maple Ave. 

Rev. John H. McVay 

1734 Clarkson Rd., Apt. A. 

Rev. C. S. Miller 
4219 Darwin Circle 

Rev. C. M. Murray 
122 Erie Ave. 

Rev. J. W. Reid, Jr. 
95 Linda Ave. #107 



Charlotte, N. C. 28211 
Charlotte, N. C. 28210 
Rock Hill, S. C. 29732 
Charlotte, N. C. 28202 

APO San Francisco 96289 

Paris, Texas 75460 

Charlotte, N. C. 28203 

Huntersville, N. C. 28078 

Indian Trail, N. C. 28079 
Albemarle, N. C. 28001 

Chulla Namdo, Korea 

Charlotte, N. C. 28207 

Charlotte, N. C. 28212 

Richmond, Va. 23227 

Charlotte, N. C. 28201 

Charlotte, N. C. 28204 

Davidson, N. C. 28036 

Charleston, S. C. 29408 

Charlotte, N. C. 28211 

Richmond, Va. 23227 

Charlotte, N. C. 28203 

Davidson, N. C. 28036 

Charlotte, N. C. 28213 

Richmond, Va. 23224 

Charlotte, N. C. 28209 

Decatur, Ga. 30030 

Oakland, Cal. 94611 



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Rev. G. B. Robinson 
Box 17632 

Rev. J. H. Shackelford 
6700 S. Shore Drive 

Dr. J. E. Smylie 

1900 Selywn Avenue 

Rev. A. L. Thompson 
5622 Sharon Rd. 

Rev. Robert Turner 
200 W. Trade St. 

Rev. J. E. Wayland, Sr. 
Box 11004 

Dr. R. F. Whitley 
Box 537 

Rev. T. D. Williams 
7525 Rolling Hill Road 

Rev. M. R. Williamson 
2311 Sharon Road 

Dr. D. E. Wilkinson 
Presbyterian Hospital 

Dr. R. S. Woodson 
3211 Providence Rd. 

Dr. W. G. Workman 
Davidson College 

Dr. J. Dan Zeluff 

Box 36, Lamberth Inn 



Charlotte, N. C. 28211 
Chicago, 111. 60649 
Charlotte, N. C. 28207 
Charlotte, N. C. 28210 
Charlotte, N. C. 28202 
Charlotte, N. C. 28209 



Wingate, N. C. 29174 



Charlotte, N. C. 28212 



Charlotte, N. C. 28207 



Charlotte, N. C. 28204 
Charlotte, N. C. 28211 



Davidson, N. C. 28036 



Lake Junaluska, N. C. 28745 



APPENDIX II 
Commission on 
Presbytery Boundaries 
November 4, 1971 

Resolutions 

WHEREAS, MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY Presbyterian 
Church in the United States, as it presently exists, and comprising 
the churches and ministers of the Presbyterian Church in the United 
States in Anson, Mecklenburg, Richmond, Stanly and Union Counties, 
has been dissolved as of December 31, 1971, by action of the Synod 
of North Carolina, such Presbytery, for clarity, being hereafter 
designated as Mecklenburg Presbytery (Old): 

WHEREAS, THE SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA has establish- 
ed a new Presbytery comprising the churches and the ministers of 
Presbyterian Church in the United States in Anson, Mecklenburg, 
Stanly and Union Counties, which Presbytery in Synod's plan of re- 
structuring has been designated as Presbytery Two; 

WHEREAS, such new Presbytery has at its organizational meet- 
ing adopted the name Mecklenburg Presbytery and, to avoid confusion 
in these Resolutions, is hereafter designated as Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery (New); 

WHEREAS, Mecklenburg Presbytery (Old) has appointed this 
COMMISSION ON BOUNDARIES and has directed and empowered 
it to take or cause to be taken such action as is necessary to transfer 
all of the property of Mecklenburg Presbytery (Old) to Mecklenburg 
Presbytery (New) upon the assumption by the said Mecklenburg 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 49 

Presbytery (New) of all of the obligations of Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery (Old). 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT: 

1. RESOLVED that the Trustees of Mecklenburg Presbytery 
(Old) are authorized and empowered by appropriate deed or bill of 
sale or other instrument to transfer to the Trustees of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery (New) all of the real and personal tangible property of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery (Old), such conveyance to be made on 
December 31, 1971, or as soon thereafter as is practical. 

2. RESOLVED that all intangible property of Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery (Old) be transferred as of December 31, 1971, or as soon there- 
after as is practical to Mecklenburg Presbytery (New) and that the 
persons having custody and control of such intangible property take 
such action as is required to transfer all rights in such property to 
Mecklenburg Presbytery (New) and to vest the custody and control 
of such property in Mecklenburg Presbytery (New) or in the ap- 
propriate officer or agent of said Mecklenburg Presbytery (New). 

3. RESOLVED that all of the rights of Mecklenburg Presbytery 
(Old) in and to the Boyd Memorial Fund under Trust Agreement be- 
tween Mecklenburg Presbytery and the Presbyterian Foundation, 
Inc. (U. S.) dated February 2, 1962, be transferred and assigned to 
Mecklenburg Presbytery (New), such assignment to be effective as of 
December 31, 1971. 

4. RESOLVED that all of the rights of Mecklenburg Presbytery 
(Old) in and to the proceeds of a bequest of Samuel P. Alexander to 
the Trustees of the Presbyterian Church in the U. S., for the educa- 
tion of candidates for the ministry under the care of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery (Old) and now being administered by the Presbyterian 
Foundation, Inc. (U. S.) and the Presbytery Committee on Education 
of Mecklenburg Presbytery (Old) be transferred and assigned to 
Mecklenburg Presbytery (New) such assignment to be effective, 
December 31, 1971. 

5. RESOLVED that Mecklenburg Presbytery (Old) does grant and 
assign to Mecklenburg Presbytery (New) as of December 31, 1971, 
any and all rights which it has or which it may in the future have 
to any property of any nature known or unknown, now in existence 
or hereafter acquired and specifically any rights with respect to any 
bequest or devise in any will or trust executed by any person to 
Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

6. RESOLVED that the transfer of all property of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery (Old) to Mecklenburg Presbytery (New) is conditioned 
and is subject to and shall not be effective until and unless Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery (New) by appropriate resolution assumes all obli- 
gations of Mecklenburg Presbytery (Old) existing with respect to any 
property which is transferred by Mecklenburg Presbytery (Old) to 
Mecklenburg Presbytery (New) and all obligations of guaranty of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery (Old) with respect to loans to churches of 
the Presbyterian Church of the U. S. in the counties of Anson, Meck- 
lenburg, Stanly and Union and specifically including but not limited 
to the following loans: 

1. Loan by the Synod of North Carolina for the use of Me- 
morial Presbyterian Church dated July 16, 1969 in the original 
amount of $21,000.00 

2. Loan by the Synod of North Carolina for the use of 
Pageland Presbyterian Church dated December 4, 1967 in the 
amount of $6,000.00 

3. Loan by the Synod of North Carolina for the use of Park 
Avenue Presbyterian Church dated September 30, 1970 in the 
original amount of $20,000.00. 



50 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

4. Loan by Mutual Savings & Loan Association to Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery dated May 15, 1968, secured by Deed of Trust 
on property at 804 East 17th St. (Lot 17, Block 20, M 230 p. 3) 
occupied by the Director of Inter-Church Action. Said Deed of 
Trust being recorded in Book 2270 p. 227 of Mecklenburg Registry. 

5. (a) Loan by Mutual Savings and Loan Association for the 
use of East Presbyterian Church (Manse), 1336 Redcoat Drive, 
Charlotte, North Carolina, dated March 9, 1967, in the original 
amount of $23,400.00. 

5. (b) Loan by Board of National Ministries for the use of 
East Presbyterian Church (Church Property) dated August 31, 
1967 in the original amount of $40,000.00. 

6. Loan by Board of National Ministries for the use of Bethel 
Presbyterian Church dated April 25, 1968 in the original amount 
of $50,000.00. 

7. (a) Loan by Home Federal Savings & Loan Association for 
use of St. John Presbyterian Church (Manse 5320 The Plaza) dated 
July 21, 1961 in the original amount of $18,000.00. 

7. (b) Loan by the Board of National Ministries for the use of 
St. John Presbyterian Church (Church Property) dated February 
15, 1963 in the original amount of $40,000.00. 

8. Loan by Board of National Ministries for the use of Albe- 
marle Road Presbyterian Church dated February 15, 1963 in the 
original amount of $40,000.00. 

9. Loan by First Federal Savings and Loan Association for 
the use of Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church dated July 28, 1967 
in the original amount of $110,000.00. 

10. Loan by Mutual Savings and Loan Association to Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery to provide a manse at Camp Stewart, dated 
February 19, 1960 in the original amount of $15,000.00. 

Communications were presented by the Stated Clerk as 
follows: 

The Stated Clerk advised the Presbytery of the death of 
the Father of William F. Long. Prayer was offered by Fred C. 
Holder for God's comfort for the family of Mr. Long and for 
the healing of other members of the Presbytery in hospitals. 

From the First Presbyterian Church, Hamlet, expressing 
its appreciation to the Presbytery for the privilege of being 
a member of the Court for many years and of its appreciation 
of all that Mecklenburg Presbytery has meant, and done, for 
said Church; 

From the Biseoe Church a letter in the same tone as from 
the Hamlet Church, but also expressing sympathy and sorrow 
over the separation to be effected with new Presbytery 
boundaries on December 31. 

The motion prevailed instructing the Stated Clerk and the 
Moderator to phrase a letter to all Churches leaving the 
Presbytery, expressing appreciation to those Churches for 
their support, and adopting a portion of the Resolutions Com- 
mittee report to be incorporated in said letter. 

The Ministers and Ruling Elders of those Churches leaving 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 51 

the Presbytery were asked to stand and words of appreciation 
were addressed by the Moderator on behalf of the Court. 

The request of Candidate Jerry Williams Hills that he be 
transferred to Charleston Presbytery was granted. 

A Resolution, signed by 15 Ministers and Ruling Elders re- 
questing the Presbytery to remind the Churches, of the pres- 
ence of a divisive element in the denomination, and disapprov- 
ing of permission by the Churches to invite speakers on the 
division to speak in said Churches, was presented. The motion 
prevailed submitting this Resolution to the Standing Commit- 
tee on Bills and Overtures with the additional instruction to 
that Committee that Robert Turner, Interpretations Committee 
Chairman, sit with it when it considers this Resolution. 

The following action was taken at the request of the 
Memorial Church: that the Trustees of Presbytery be authoriz- 
ed to transfer to the Trustees of Memorial Presbyterian Church 
the Deed to Presbytery owned property on Sam Wilson Road 
for the use of said Church. 

The Court recessed for fifteen minutes. 

A communication was presented from the General As- 
sembly requesting a Minister and a layman be appointed to 
membership on the Ad Interim Committee on Church's Use 
of the Ordained Ministry. This was granted and the following 
were appointed: T. W. Tucker and Robert W. Stokes. Alter- 
nates: Robert J. James and Mrs. Edith Gardner. 

The Certificate of Dismissal from Holston Presbytery for 
Earl R. MacCormac was found in order and received. His ex- 
amination for admission was scheduled for later in the day. 

The Minutes of the following Commissions were presented 
and admitted to record: 

Service Of Installation For James S. Mann, Pastor Of 
The Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church On October 3. 1971 at 7:30 P.M. 

The Commission met on October 3, 1971 at 7:00 P.M. at the 
Church. Commission members present were: MINISTERS: J. Cecil 
Lawrence, Chairman; Carl S. Miller and James A. Cannon. RULING 
ELDERS: Darrell Furr, Edmund O. Kenion and John Sheppard. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by Carl S. 
Miller. James A. Cannon was elected Secretary of the Commission. 
The Commission recessed for the Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The Service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. Edmund O. Kenion read the Scripture 
and Carl S. Miller had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by Carl S. Miller on the topic/ text: 
"Stand Up And Be Counted" Hebrew 11:1-10. 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the In- 
stallation Service. 

The Chairman propounded the Constitutional Questions to the 
Minister, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 



52 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

then propounded the Constitutional Questions to the Ridgecrest Con- 
gregation, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Members 
of the Commission then gave the new Pastor the right hand of fellow- 
ship. The Chairman then declared that James S. Mann had been 
regularly elected, and installed as Pastor of the Ridgecrest Church. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by James A. Cannon. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by Darrell Furr. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by Edmund O. Kenion. 

James A. Cannon 
Secretary 

Service Of Installation For Fred H. Currie, Pastor Of The Ml. Gilead 
And Pee Dee Presbyterian Churches On October 3, 1971 At 7:30 P.M. 

The Commission met on October 3, 1971 at 7:00 P.M. Commission 
members present were: MINISTERS: Franklin Toole, Jr., Chairman; 
David H. Bowman and Paul P. Thrower. RULING ELDERS: C. N. 
Eckerson, M.D., R. Dewey Jackson and James C. Thompson. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by Franklin 
Toole, Jr. Paul P. Thrower was elected Secretary of the Commission. 
The Commission recessed for the Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The Service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. David H. Bowman read the Scripture 
and R. Dewey Jackson had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by David H. Bowman on "Living In 
The World". 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the In- 
stallation Service. 

The Chairman propounded the Constitutional Questions to the 
Minister, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the Constitutional Questions to the Mt. Gilead and 
Pee Dee Congregations, and these were answered in the affirmative. 
The Members of the Commission then gave the new Pastor the right 
hand of fellowship. The Chairman then declared that Fred H. Currie 
had been regularly elected, and installed as Pastor of the Mt. Gilead 
and Pee Dee Presbyterian Churches. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by Paul P. Thrower. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by C. N. Eckerson, 
M.D. 

Following prayer by James C. Thompson, the new Pastor pro- 
nounced the benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by David H. Bowman. 

Paul P. Thrower 
Secretary 

Service of Installation For Jennings B. Reid, Pastor Of The Hickory 
Grove Presbyterian Church Sunday, October 10, 1971 At 7:30 P.M. 

The Commission met on October 10, 1971 at 7:00 P.M. at the 
Church. Commission members present were: MINISTERS: J. Cecil 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 53 

Lawrence, Chairman; Robert J. James, Eugene P. Poe, and J. Calvin 
Reid. (Invited by Mecklenburg Presbytery to participate in the serv- 
ice). RULING ELDERS: Ralph R. Miller and Paul E. Miller. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by Paul E. 
Miller. Eugene P. Poe was elected Secretary of the Commission. The 
Commission recessed for the Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The Service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. Paul E. Miller read the Scripture and 
J. Cecil Lawrence had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by J. Calvin Reid on the topic/text: 
"Too Good To Be True"— Acts 10.30-48. 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the In- 
stallation Service. 

The Chairman propounded the Constitutional Questions to the 
Minister, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the Constitutional Questions to the Hickory Grove 
Congregation, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Mem- 
bers of the Commission then gave the new Pastor the right hand of 
fellowship. The Chairman then declared that Jennings B. Reid had 
been regularly elected, and installed as Pastor of the Hickory Grove 
Presbyterian Church. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by Robert J. James. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by Eugene P. Poe. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by Ralph R. Miller. 

Eugene P. Poe 
Secretary 

Service Of Ordination And Installation For 

Hunter R. Hill As Assistant Pastor Of 

The Commonwealth-Easlminster Presbyterian Church 

On Sunday, October 10, 1971 At 11:00 A.M. 

The Commission met on October 10, 1971, at 10:30 A.M. at the 
Church. Commission members present were: MINISTERS: Robert O. 
Freeman, Chairman: W. C. Rhodes, Jr., Miss Laura Buzard, and Wil- 
liam D. Russell. RULING ELDERS: Lewis D. Berryhill, Sr. and Billy 
G. McCall. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by Robert O. 
Freeman. Billy G. McCall was elected Secretary of the Commission. 
The Commission recessed for the Ordination and Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The Service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. Robert O. Freeman read the Scripture 
and had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by William D. Russell on the topic, "A 
Gamble and A Hope'\ 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the Ordi- 
nation and Installation Ordinance. 

The Chairman propounded the Constitutional Questions to the 
Candidate and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the Constitutional Questions to the Commonwealth- 
Eastminster Congregation, and these were answered in the affirma- 
tive. The Candidate then kneeled and was set apart to the holy office 
of the Gospel Ministry with prayer and the laying on of hands. He 



54 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

then rose and the Members of the Commission gave him the right hand 
of fellowship. The Chairman then declared that Hunter R. Hill had 
been regularly elected, Ordained and installed as Assistant Pastor 
of the Commonwealth-Eastminster Church. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by William C. Rhodes, Jr. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by Billy G. McCall. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by Miss Laura Buzard. 

Billy G. McCall 
Secretary 



Service Of Installation For William T. DuBose, Pastor Of 

The First Presbyterian Church, Rockingham, North Carolina 

On Sunday, October 31, 1971, 7:30 P.M. 

The Commission met on October 31, 1971, at 7:15 P.M. at the 
Church. Commission members present were: MINISTERS: J. Cecil 
Lawrence, Chairman; Richard F. Taylor and Donald G. Miller (both 
invited by Mecklenburg Presbytery to participate in the Service), 
William F. Long, Paul P. Thrower and Woodrow W. Thrower. RUL- 
ING ELDERS: James L. Morgan (invited by Mecklenburg Presbytery 
to participate in the Service), J. W. Terry, Henry Baldwin, and Sam 
T. Snoddy. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by Paul P. 
Thrower. William F. Long was elected Secretary of the Commission. 
The Commission recessed for the Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The Service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. Woodrow W. Thrower read the Scripture 
and Paul P. Thrower had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by Richard F. Taylor on the topic, "The 
Unity of The Church." 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the In- 
stallation Service. 

The Chairman propounded the Constitutional Questions to the 
Minister, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the Constiutional Questions to the Rockingham First 
Congregation, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Mem- 
bers of the Commission then gave the new Pastor the right hand 
of fellowship. The Chairman then declared that William T. BuBose had 
been regularly elected, and installed as Pastor of the First Presbyteri- 
an Church of Rockingham. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by Donald G. Miller. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by William F. Long. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by Donald G. Miller. 

William F. Long 
Secretary 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 55 

Service Of Installation For Richard P. Shaw, 

Pastor Of The Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church. 

On Sunday, October 31, 1971 At 4:00 P.M. 

The Commission met on October 31, 1971 at 3:30 P.M. at the 
Church. Commission members present were: MINISTERS: J. Cecil 
Lawrence, Chairman, Edwin O. Byrd, Jr., David E. Wilkinson, and 
Russell M. Kerr. RULING ELDERS: George H. Jones, Angus R. Shaw, 
Jr., and O. Bruce Campbell. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by Russell M. 
Kerr. Edwin O. Byrd, Jr. was elected Secretary of the Commission. 
The Commission recessed for the Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The Service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. O. Bruce Campbell read the Scripture 
and Angus R. Shaw, Jr. had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by Edwin O Byrd, Jr. on the topic/text: 
"I Believe In The Church"— Matthew 16:13-18. 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the In- 
stallation Service. 

The Chairman propounded the Constitutional Questions to the 
Minister, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the Constitutional Questions to the Albemarle Road 
Congregation, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Mem- 
bers of the Commission then gave the new Pastor the right hand of 
fellowship. The Chairman then declared that Richard P. Shaw had 
been regularly elected, and installed as Pastor of the Albemarle Road 
Church. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by David E. Wilkinson. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by Russell M. Kerr. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was 
adjourned with prayer by Russell M. Kerr. 

Edwin O. Byrd, Jr. 
Secretary 

Service Of Installation For Edward C. Wilson 

As Pastor Of The Indian Trail Presbyterian Church 

On Sunday, November 7, 1971 At 11:00 A.M. 

The Commission met on November 7, 1971, at 10:30 A.M. at the 
Church. Commission members present were: MINISTERS: Robert 
Turner, Chairman, Frank S. Jones, John M. Handley. RULING 
ELDERS: Austin C. Thies, David G. Kimbrell and Thomas C. Ruff. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by Robert 
Turner. Thomas C. Ruff was elected Secretary of the Commission. 
The Commission recessed for the Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The Service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. John M. Handley read the Scripture 
and Austin C. Thies had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by John M. Handley on the topic 
"For The Equipping Of The Saints". 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the In- 
stallation Service. 



56 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

The Chairman propounded the Constitutional Questions to the 
Minister, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chair- 
man then propounded the Constitutional Questions to the Indian 
Trail Congregation, and these were answered in the affirmative. The 
Members of the Commission then gave the new Pastor the right hand 
of fellowship. The Chairman then declared that Edward C. Wilson 
had been regularly elected, and installed as Pastor of the Indian Trail 
Presbyterian Church. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by Frank S. Jones. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by Thomas C. Ruff. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by David G. Kimbrell. 

Thomas C. Ruff 
Secretary 

A statement from the General Presbyter was read and 
admitted to record. 
Fathers and Brethren: 

Verbally, I expressed to Mecklenburg Presbytery several months 
ago that it was my intention to retire at the end of December, 1972. 
You will have before you today a recommendation that I continue to 
serve as General Presbyter and Stated Clerk through April, 1973. One 
reason for this action was that in April, 1973, I will reach the age of 
maturity according to the calendar, and at which time I will ask Pres- 
bytery to Honorably Retire me. 

I concur with the recommendation of the Council that a Com- 
mittee be appointed to seek a General Presbyter Elect, and let me say 
that I will cooperate in every way possible. 

The Pre-Ordination and Examination Committee, Oliver 
W. Carmichael, Chairman, presented for examination as a 
Minister of the Word and Sacraments, Candidate James H. 
Banbury. Mr. Banbury made a statement as to his personal 
religious experience and his sense of call to the Ministry. This 
was received as satisfactory. The examination on Theology was 
conducted by John E. Smylie and was sustained as satisfactory. 
C. F. Jacks reported that the educational requirements of the 
Candidate had been met and that his exegesis was satisfactory. 
The examination on Church Polity was conducted by Charles 
C. Cowsert and sustained as satisfactory, as was the examina- 
tion on the English Bible. 

The motion prevailed that Mr. Banbury's examination in 
its parts and as a whole be sustained as satisfactory. 

The following Commission was appointed to Ordain and 
Install Mr. Banbury as Pastor of the Candor Presbyterian 
Church. 

Commission Appointed By Mecklenburg Presbytery 

To Ordain And Install James H. Banbury 

As Pastor Of The Candor Presbyterian Church 

On Sunday, November 28, 1971 At 5:00 P.M. 

Ministers: 

Eugene P. Poe, Chairman, To preside and propound the Constitu- 
tional Questions. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 57 

David S. Templeton, Jr., To preach the Sermon. 
Oliver W. Carmichael, To deliver the Charge to the Pastor. 
Cheves K. Ligon, To deliver the Charge to the Congregation. (To 
be invited by Mecklenburg Presbytery to participate in the Service). 

Ruling Elders: 

E. O. Kenion (Candor) 
Patt Harmon, Jr. (Candor) 
K. A. McLeod (Candor) 

P.S. Mecklenburg Presbytery in Session on November 16 invited Dr. 
Cheves K. Ligon to participate in the Service. 

Terms of the Call to Mr. Banbury are given in the report 
of the Commission on the Minister and His Work. 

The Committee presented Earl R. MacCormac from Hol- 
ston Presbytery seeking admission into this Presbytery as a 
Minister. He was examined in full accordance with the re- 
quirements for admission, and the examination in all its parts 
being sustained as satisfactory, Earl R. MacCormac was ad- 
mitted into the Presbytery upon signing the Roll Book. The 
motion prevailed that he be allowed to labor outside the bounds 
of the Presbytery as a Professor of Philosophy at Davidson 
College until the next meeting of the Presbytery. 

The report of Presbytery's Council was presented by the 
Chairman, John M. Handley. It was received and the following 
recommendations adopted: 

REPORT OF PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

Your Council has met regularly since the last Stated Meeting of 
Presbytery. 

Among matters presented to Council were: 1. The 1972 Benevo- 
lence Budget of Presbytery (see attached proposal): 2. The Camp 
Stewart Committee's work: 3. The report of the special Committee on 
Staff Priorities (see item g. in Council's Budget as well as recommen- 
dation No. 1 below — see also items g., h , and i. of Christian Education 
Committee's Budget and item a. 4 a. under Institutional Ministries 
Committee's Budget). 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That Council be authorized to proceed as soon as possible to secure 
a General Presbyter Elect with administrative ability and par- 
ticular knowledge and training in the area of metropolitan minis- 
try. Further that he be called with particpular responsibility to 
lead the Presbytery to develop a strategy for this growing metro- 
politan area. 

That Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence be continued as General Presbyter 
until his retirement in April, 1973, and that suitable retirement 
ceremonies be planned. 

That the Special Committee on Staff Priorities be continued and 
expanded to include James E. Fogartie, Chairman: E. Lee Stoffel, 
Roy W. Coker, Neal C. Leach, H. Howard Smith, Mrs. Edith 
Gardner, William A. White, Jr., Arthur Jones, and Fred McCallum, 
and that they be charged with the search for and recommendation 
of the General Presbyter Elect to Council. 

2. That the 1972 Benevolence Budget be adopted as recommended 
(see attached). 

3. That Presbytery's Manual be amended to omit the Publicity and 
Promotion Committee together with its job description. 
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1972 BENEVOLENT SPENDING BUDGET 

Mecklenburg Presbytery 

I. Anticipated Income: 

Benevolent Contributions from Churches 
(includes supplemental offerings) 

Total 



II. Anticipated Disbursements: 

A. General Assembly Causes 

B. Synod Causes 

C. Presbytery Causes 



3. 



(47%) 
(33%) 
(20%) 

(Total 



1. Commission on the Minister and 
His Work 

a. Commission Operating Expense 

b. Discretionary Fund 

2. Christian Education Committee 

a. Committee Operating Expense 

b. Children's Work 

c. Youth Work 

d. Adult Work 

e. Leadership Training 

f. Presbyterian Guidance Program 

g. D. C. E. Office Expense 

h. D. C. E. Continuing Education 
i. Supplemental Salary for Area D. 
Camping Program 



C. E. 



3- 

Council: 

Council Operating Expense 

Contingency Fund 

Insurance 

Taxes and Property Maintenance 

Stewardship Promotion 

Camp Stewart: 



a. 
b. 
c. 
d. 
e. 
f. 



1. Caretaker 
Salary 
Hospital 
Insurance 
Social 
Security 



$4,300.00 
266.97 
223.60 



$4,790.57 



2. General Expenses 1,900.00 

g. Mecklenburg Presbyterian 
h. Travel for Special Commissions 
i. General Presbyter Elect 

(Securing and salary part year) 

3. Court Meetings Committee: 

a. Committee Operating Expense 50.00 

b. Rental of Recording 

Equipment 150.00 

c. Remuneration for taping 100.00 

d. Purchase of Equipment 150.00 

5. Deployment and Sustentation 
of Churches Committee: 

a. Sustentation to Churches 
(Itemization to be reported at 

February Presbytery Meeting) 

b. Emergency Fund 

c. Building: Benton Heights Church 

d. Committee Operating Expense 



1,000.00 
3,000.00 

400.00 

600.00 

800.00 

825.00 

4,900.00 

175.00 

350.00 

300.00 

4,000.00 

5,300.00 

1,500.00 
9,517.47 
3,017.00 
3,000.00 
500.00 
6,690.57 



4,500.00 
250.00 

12,000.00 



$827,510.00 

$827,510.00 

388,929.70 
273,078.30 
165,502.00 

$827,510.00) 
4,000.00 

17,650.00 



40,975.04 



450.00 



$ 57,300.00 
54,900.00 (Plus $2,500 
from Boyd 
Fund) 
1,000.00 
3,500.00 
400.00 



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6. Evaluation and Review Committee: 

Operating Expense 140.00 

7. Institutional Ministries Committee: 17,686.96 
a. Hospital Program: 

1. Chaplain David E. Wilkinson 

a. Presbytery's 20% of Salary 2,893.80 

b. Hospital Insurance 314.25 

c. M. A. F. 1,446.90 
o Secretarv 

a. Presbytery's 50% of salary 2,454.38 

b. Social Security 127.63 

c. Substitute during vacation 100.00 

3. Visitor to Hospitals and 

Institutions 3,200.00 

4. Campus Christian Life Minister 

a. Presbytery's 50% of Salary 3,950.00 

The Court recessed for Lunch to be served at Sharon 
Towers following Grace at the Table prayer by French B. 
O'Shields, Jr. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

The Court reassembled at 2:00 P.M. and was led in prayer 
by Harry H. Bryan. 

Edwin O. Byrd, Jr. placed the name of Ruling Elder Wil- 
liam T. Alexander of the Mallard Creek Church in nomination 
as Moderator for the next Stated Meeting. There being no 
further nominations, Mr. Alexander was elected Moderator- 
Nominee by acclamation. 

The report of the Personnel Committee was presented by 
Gene A. Cathey, Chairman, and adopted. 

Nominations Of Trustees, Commission And Committee Appointments 

Trustees 

Davidson College — (Elected for four years) 

1972— John M. Belk (CaldweU) (2), Warner L. Hall (3), G. Donald 
Davidson (Covenant) (1) 

1975— Robert Turner (3), W. F. Mulliss (Myers Park) (3) 

Presbytery — Edd W. DeArmon, Jr., Chairman 
1972— D. G. Martin, Jr. (Seigle Avenue) 
1973— Herbert H. Browne, Jr. (Charlotte First) 
1974— Edd W. DeArmon, Jr. (Third) 

Presbytery's Council 

Ministers Elders 

1972— John M. Handley 1972— Mrs. Ray L. Gardner (Seigle 

(Chm.) Avenue) 

1972— French B. O'Shields, 1973— Thomas N. Massey, Jr., M.D. 

Jr. (Trinity) 

1973— H. Howard Smith 1973— Fred McCallum (Monroe First) 

1973_Warner L. Hall 1974— Harvey W. Johnston, M.D. 
1974— Robert J. James (Forest Hill) 

1974— W. B. McGuire, Sr. (Myers Park) 



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Pre-Ordinaiion And Examinations Committee 



Ministers 

1972 — Oliver W. Carmichael 

(Chm.) 
1972 — C. Franklin Jacks 
1973 — Zane M. Moore 
1973— Charles C. Cowsert 
1974— John E. Smylie 
1974 — J. Benjamin Kirk- 
land, Jr. 



Commission On 
Ministers 

1972— Robert H. Ramey, Jr. 

Unexpired term 
1972— Kenneth P. Craig 
1973— Eugene P. Poe 
1973— E. Lee Stoffel 

(Co-Chm.) 
1974 — Eugene L. Daniel, Jr. 
1974_Frank H. Caldwell 

(Co-Chm.) 



Elders 

1972— John A. Tate (Davidson College) 

Unexpired term 
1972— Sidney T. Stovall, Ph.D. (Coven- 
ant) 
1972— R. G. Paden (Quail Hollow) 
1973— Harry D. Watson (Amity) 
1973— John E. Boyd (Sardis) 
1973— Ernest B. Hunter, Jr. (Covenant) 
1974 — Beaumert Whitton (Myers Park) 
1974— Alfred Canon (Myers Park) 
1974— W. Frank Black, Sr. (Sharon) 

The Minister & His Work 

Elders 

1972— G. Douglas Aitken (Avondale) 
1972— Robert F. Stokes (Charlotte 

First) 
1973— Billy G. McCall (Steele Creek) 
1973— Miss Summers Tarlton (Seigle 

Avenue) 
1974— Frontis W. Johnston, Ph.D. 

(Davidson College) 
1974— Mrs. Ernest B. Hunter (Coven- 
ant) 



Pre-Ordination And In-Service Training Committee 



Ministers 

1972— Fred C. Holder 

(Chm.) 
1973 — Horace E. Stoessel 
1974 — A. Rudolph Hendricks 



Elders 

1972— A. D. Leopold (Plaza) 
1973— M. E. Alexander (Christ) 
1974 — James M. Painter (Paw Creek) 



Evaluation And Review Committee 

Ministers Lay Members 

1972— E. T. Thompson, Jr. 1972— Charles A. Hunter (Forest Hill) 

(Chm.) 1973— Edd W. DeArmon, Jr. (Third) 

1973_Wayne R. Auginbaugh 1974— Roland M. Smith (Christ) 
1974— W. M. Boyce 

Christian Education Committee 



Ministers 

1972— Charles N. Clegg 
Unexpired Term 
1972— M. B. Prince, III 
1973— Joseph F. Condro 
1973— W. C. Rhodes 
1973— James W. Eller 
1973— Joe P. Arnold 
1974— Laura I. Buzard 
1974 — David C. Kennedy 
1974— Glenn L. Hill 



Lay Members 

1972— Mrs. Edmund B. Clark, Jr. (Chm.) 

(Westminster) 
1972— Miss Trena Hardin (Mulberry) 

Unexpired Term 
1972— Mrs. Jack Cathey (Third) 
1972— Miss Ruth Farrior (Charlotte 

First) 
1972— Miss Jocelyn Hill (Sardis) 
1973— John Banks Choate (Central 

Steele Creek) 
1973— Mrs. Edgar G. Kornegay (Char- 
lotte First) 
1973— William L. Anderson (Sardis) 
1973 — Miss Peggy Barnes (Covenant) 
1973— Samuel T. Cornwell (West- 
minster) 
1974— Charles Patterson (Charlotte 

First) 
1974— John M. McCaskill (Sardis) 
1974 — John M. Baughman (Covenant) 
1974— Samuel G. Weir (Carmel) 
1974— H. H. Blackwell (Calvary) 



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61 



Institutional Ministries Committee 



Ministers 

1972— J. E. Wayland, Jr. 

(Chm.) 
1973_Walter D. Clark 
1974—j. Arthur Beard 



Lay Members 

1972— David R. Wilson (Steele Creek) 
1973 — Lawrence K. Boggs, M.D. 

(Covenant) 
1974— Sam C. Elliott (Plaza) 



Strategy And Research Committee 



Ministers 

1972— Robert S. Owens, Jr. 

(Chm.) 
1972— Neil C. Leach 
1973— Thomas A. Little, Jr. 
1973 — James E. Fogartie 
1974— Leonard H. Bullock 
1974— William A. Dysard, Jr. 



Lay Members 

1972— T. LaFontine Odom (Pleasant 

Hill) 
1972— Charles A. Hunter (Forest Hill) 
1973— Michael E. Gheesling (Seigle 

Avenue) 
1973 — James B. Kuykendall (Covenant) 
1974— A. Walton Litz (Myers Park) 
1974— Randolph Norton (Sardis) 



Deployment And Sustentation Of Churches Committee 



Ministers 

1972— M. B. Prince, Jr. 
1972— David E. Wilkinson 
1973— Roy W. Coker (Chm.) 
1973— Robert S. Maclin, III 
1974— Joe E. Stowe 
1974— James E. Ratchford 



Lay Members 

1972— George Stovall (Albemarle First) 
1972— Ross Miller (Thomasboro) 
1973_William T. Alexander (Mallard 

Creek) 
1973 — W. Harvey Morrison, Jr. (Mon- 
roe First) 
1974— Forney E. Michael (Paw Creek) 
1974— W. D. Poteat (Newell) 



Specialized Ministry Committee 



Ministers 

1972— T. W. Tucker (Chm.) 
1972— John C. Laughlin 
1973— Leonard W. Topping 
1973— Robert W. Rayburn 
1974— Friedrich Schilling, 

Jr. 
1974— Glenn B. Robinson 



Lay Members 

1972 — Miss Ann Ramsey Hopkins 

(Trinity) 
1972— Lacy S. Sellers (Trinity) 
1973— Jack Tesh (Unionville) 
1973— Mike Mayfield (Charlotte First) 
1974— W E. Moss (Hopewell) 
1974— Miss Mildred Allen (Carmel) 



World Missions Committee 



Ministers 

1972— Edwin O. Byrd, Jr. 

Unexpired term 
1973— F. A. Mathes 
1974— Eldon D. Wadsworth 



Lay Members 

1972— James B. Watt (Steele Creek) 
1973— A. T. Trimble, Jr., Ph.D. (Chm.) 

(Charlotte First) 
1974— Mrs. Emmett Crook (Covenant) 



Personnel Committee 



Ministers 

1972— Oliver W. Carmichael 
1972— Wayne R. Aughin- 

baugh 
1973— W. A. Dysard, Jr. 

Unexpired term 
1973— Horace H. Hilton, Jr. 
1974— Robert J. James 
1974— Zane M. Moore 



Lay Members 

1972— G. Douglas Aitken (Avondale) 
1972— Joseph W. Grier, Jr. (Charlotte 

First) (Chm.) 
1973— Olson Huff, M.D. (Forest Hill) 
1973— Ernest B. Hunter, Jr. (Covenant) 
1974— Sam C. Elliott (Plaza) 
1974— Mrs. Vivian Guignard (Mul- 
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Court Meetings Committee 
Ministers Lay Members 

1972— Russell M. Kerr 1972— Thomas B. Ruff (Selwyn 

(Chm.) Avenue) 

1973_William D. Morton 1973— Jack C. Cathey (Third) 

1974— Frank C. Wilkinson 1974— John E. Butler (Amity) 

Interpretation Committee 

Ministers Lay Members 

1972— Robert Turner (Chm.) 1972— Price H. Gwynn, III (Steele 

1973— H. Louis Patrick Creek) 

1974— Charles E. S. 1973— J. Price Robinson 

Kraemer (Commonwealth-Eastminster) 

1974— Miss Ann Caldwell (Myers Park) 

Worship Committee 
Ministers Lay Members 

1972— Thomas W. MacLean 1972— Loonis R. McGlohon (Carmel) 

(Chm.) 1973— Mrs. Olson Huff (Forest Hill) 

1973— Richard C. Brand, Jr. 1974— Henry P. Bridges (Charlotte 
1974 — James A. Cannon First) 

Inter-Church Action Board 
Ministers Lay Members 

1972— A. Rudolph Hendricks 1972— F. Wayne Lee, M.D. (Myers 
1972— Friedrich Schilling, Park) 

Jr. 1972— Mrs. H. R. Hrabanek (Provi- 

dence) 
1972 — James Dennis Rash (Charlotte 

First) 
1972— Phillip McKinnon (Plaza) 
1972— William A. White, Jr. (Myers 

Park) 
1972— Gene A. Cathey (Sardis) 

Directors Of Presbyterian Home At Charlotte, Inc. 

1972— E. Lee Stoffel 

1973— Harry T. Stewart (Sharon) 

1974— Joe M. Logan (Trinity) 

An announcement by Eldon Wadsworth with regard to 
the Conference on Witness and Mission was received as in- 
formation. 

Appreciation was expressed to Gene A. Cathey for his 
work as Chairman of the Personnel Committee. 

The motion prevailed that the Personnel Committee again 
consider nominating young people to Committees of Presby- 
tery. 

The report of the Hunger Task Force was presented by 
David H. Bowman and the recommendations adopted: 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the General Presbyter be asked to send the Flying Hunger 
Squad to fill pulpits in the churches that have no pastors. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 63 

2. That Churches take the initiative in inviting the Flying Hunger 
Squad to speak at a Sunday Worship Service and/ or a week-end 
event. 

The motion prevailed that the report of the Standing 
Committee on Bills and Overtures be made the first order 
after the afternoon recess. 

The report of the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work was presented by Robert J. James. The first recom- 
mendation in this report was that the Presbytery give special 
recognition to all Ministers who have been Honorably Retired 
by the Presbytery. Eugene P. Poe presided over this recog- 
nition service and presented fifteen Ministers for special honor. 
The complete roll is as follows: Harry H. Bryan, Thomas C. 
Bryan, Frank H. Caldwell, J. A. Carriker, J. R. Cunningham, 
J. S. Garner, J. C. Grier, Roy E. Hoke, Q. N. Huneycutt, W. J. 
Huneycutt, F. S. Jones, A. G. Mclnnis, C. S. Miller, J. E. 
Wayland, Sr., Roy F. Whitley, T. Duke Williams, M. R. Wil- 
liamson, and Robert S. Woodson. 

A plaque of recognition of faithful services rendered in 
the Ministry conferring Honorable Retirement upon each Min- 
ister, and the date of his retirement, was presented to each 
Minister. 

Appreciation was expressed by standing to Miss Annette 
Bullard for her faithful and efficient services as Presbytery's 
Office Secretary. 

The remainder of the report of the Commission on the 
Minister and His work was presented and its recommendations 
adopted. 

PART I 

The following excerpts from the Minutes of the Commission on 
the Minister and His Work are submitted to Presbytery for admission 
to the record: 

1 — The Commission met at the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, 
on October 21, 1971. The meeting was opened with prayer by The 
Rev. Eugene P. Poe. The following were present: The Rev. Robert 
J. James, Chairman, Dr. Eugene P. Poe, Dr. E. Lee Stoffel, Miss 
Summers Tarlton, Mr. Billy G. McCall, Mr. G. Douglas Aitken, Mrs. 
Ernest B. Hunter, The Rev. Kenneth Craig, Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence. 

The call of the Candor Presbyterian Church for the services of 
Mr. James H. Banbury was reviewed and the terms of the call 
approved. The terms of the call are: 

Salary— $7,700.00 

Car Allowance— $1,000.00 

Manse 

Utilities (except long distance private calls) 

Moving Expense 

One month Vacation 

Full 10% Annuity 

Major Medical Hospital Insurance for Minister and Family 

The Commission approved plaques for presentation to those who 
are honorably retired by Mecklenburg Presbytery. Recognition of 
retirees and presentation of plaques was planned for the November 
meeting of Presbytery. The Commission requested that the Stated 
Clerk see to it that this be a continuing action of future Com- 
missions. 



64 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

2 — The Commission met at the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, 
on November 11, 1971, at 1:30 P.M. The meeting was opened with 
prayer by Dr. Frank H. Caldwell. Present were: The Rev. Robert 
J. James, Chairman, Dr. Eugene P. Poe, Dr. E. Lee Stoffel, Dr. 
Frank H. Caldwell, The Rev. William Long, The Rev. Kenneth 
Craig, Miss Summers Tarlton, Mrs. Ernest B. Hunter, Mr. Doug 
Aitken, Mr. Robert Stokes, Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence. 

The call of the Institutional Ministries Committee and Presbyterian 
Hospital for the services of The Rev. Laura Buzard was reviewed 
and the terms of the call approved. The terms of the call are: 

Salary $6,900.00 

Auto Allowance $300.00 

Annuity— 10% 

Major Medical 

Apartment and Utilities 

One month Vacation 

Terms of call distributed as follows: 

Presbytery— $3,691.60 
Presbyterian Hospital— $4,543.90 
Plus apartment and utilities 

PART II 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1 — That the call of the Candor Presbyterian Church for the services 
of Mr. James H. Banbury be found in order and presented to him 
upon his examination and reception into Presbytery. 

2 — That upon his own request and for medical reasons Presbytery 
grant to The Rev. John H. McVay a twelve month leave of absence 
from the active responsibilities of the ministry beginning this 
date, November 16, 1971. 

3 — That the Presbytery of Mecklenburg, at its February meeting, hear 
a report concerning disability insurance and recommend to all its 
churches that they assume responsibility of disability insurance 
on their minister(s) for coverage in the amount of $400.00 per 
month at the rate of $80.64 annually or $20.16 per $100.00 of 
coverage. 

(The above recommendation is made at this time in order that 
churches might allow for this item in their budgets, should the 
group plan presented in January be approved.) 

4 — That Presbytery recognize those who have been honorably retired 
by Mecklenburg Presbytery and plaques presented to them, and 
that such recognition be made upon the retirement of any minister 
by the Presbytery of Mecklenburg. 

5 — That the Call of the Institutional Ministries Committee and Pres- 
byterian Hospital for the services of the Reverend Laura Buzard 
be approved. 

The Court recessed for ten minutes. 

The report of the Bills and Overtures Committee was pre- 
sented by Edwin O. Byrd, Jr. The report recommended the 
adoption of the Resolution referred to it. This Resolution was 
adopted and is as follows: 

A Resolution Presented To Mecklenburg Presbytery, November 16, 1971 

"WHEREAS certain groups within our church such as the 'Con- 
cerned Presbyterians' and the leaders of the Presbyterian Journal 
have met and (in their own words) 'reached a consensus to accept the 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 65 

apparent inevitability of division in the Presbyterian Church, U.S.' 
and that some of their leaders have embraced the purpose of leading 
as many churches out of our denomination as they possibly can when 
and if union with the UP-USA Church is approved, and agreeing 
among themselves that (in their own words) 'if union does not pass 
we would get out anyway';" and 

"WHEREAS, such schismatic efforts, according to Dr. L. Nelson 
Bell, 'will cause strife, turmoil and confusion, while the spiritual 
battle in which we should be engaged will be dimmed through pre- 
occupation with the structure of the church rather than her message'; 
and 

"WHEREAS some groups have now set schism as a definite goal 
and are working to implement this goal by developing strategy, es- 
tablishing a timetable for such schism, and increasing the budget and 
staff for their cause;" and 

"WHEREAS our General Assembly has issued an appeal for 
reconciliation within our denomination; and, as churchmen, we have 
promised to study the peace, unity, and purity of the church; and the 
New Testament teaches us that Christ 'is our peace, who has made us 
both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility'; (Eph. 
2:14)" 

"BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED: 

(1) That Mecklenburg Presbytery call upon all our sessions, pas- 
tors, and people to dissociate themselves from all efforts at 
division and schism; and 

(2) That we respectfully appeal to all 'Field Directors,' and plead- 
ers-for-a-divisive-cause to follow the Presbyterian procedure 
of pursuing their purposes lawfully and strictly through the 
church courts that have direct jurisdiction over them; and 

(3) That we adopt this statement and send it to all sessions, call- 
ing upon them to pray and work for the peace, unity, and 
purity of the church." 

A report of the Worship Committee was made by Thomas 
W. MacLean and received as information. 

The report of the Inter-Church Action Committee was 
presented by Friedrich Schilling, Jr., and received as informa- 
tion. 

The Committee on Specialized Ministry, T. W. Tucker, 
Chairman, presented Mr. W. E. Moss who gave a resume of the 
Celebration of Evangelism in Cincinnati. Received as informa- 
tion. 

The report of the Strategy and Research Committee was 
presented by Robert S. Owens, Jr., and received as information. 

The report of the Deployment and Sustentation of Church- 
es Committee was presented by Roy W. Coker. It was received 
as information, and the recommendations were adopted. 

That the Deployment and Sustentation Committee be authorized 
to give the Benton Heights Church $3,500 from the Contingent Funds 
of the 1971 budget of the Committee; and further that the Commit- 
tee be authorized to include in the 1972 budget an item for Benton 
Heights Church, these funds to be applied toward the construction 
of the proposed Educational Building. 

The report of the Pre-Ordination and In-Service Training 



66 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



Committee was made by the Chairman, Fred C. Holder. This 
report and its recommendations were adopted. 

The Committee in its report this year begins to make suggestions 
in the area of the responsibility assigned to it by pointing up the im- 
portance of Pre-Ordination Training. It is essential that Ruling Elders 
and Deacons be prepared in so far as possible for their responsibilities. 
Based on the fact that our standards declare the parity of Church 
officers, the Committee believes that Sessions should give the same 
careful attention to the preparation of Ruling Elders and Deacons that 
Presbytery gives to the preparation of Candidates for the Ministry. 
While Teaching Elders are full-time and salaried, the other officers 
are not. Therefore, efforts at thorough preparation should take this 
into consideration. However, this should in no way diminish the 
principle of giving maximum Pre-Ordination preparation to Ruling 
Elders and Deacons. 

Sessions are urged to take whatever steps seem appropriate to 
assure that the officers elect receive training and care that enable 
them to see the importance of their office and to understand that the 
Session confirms this. To that end, the Committee would suggest that 
the Session examine its candidates. It is hoped that the procedure of 
accepting the Minister's training class in lieu of the examination be 
abandoned by those who practice it. This is a common practice and 
that is why it is mentioned. The examination presupposes some form 
of training effort, of course. 

It is suggested that the examination consist of questions con- 
cerning knowledge and views as well as Christian experience and 
testimony. The examination should be done before the entire Session. 
Officers elect should be given as many opportunities as possible to 
answer questions concerning Presbyterian standards of worship and 
work, polity, discipline and theology. In addition, each officer should, 
before the entire Session, give an account of his Christian experience 
and express some of the reasons for the faith that is in him. 

All this has implications for In-Service Training. Each time this 
is done, the Session has opportunty to review their own understand- 
ing and to be refreshed in their vows and Christian experience. (It 
is also suggested that Deacons may sit in on the examination for 
their edification.) 

Of special significance is the officer's verbalization of his own 
Christian faith before the Session. We believe that this prepares him 
to witness to his faith when he visits or makes contacts in reaching 
people for Christ. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

I. That Sessions give careful attention to the examination procedures 
for Church Officers and that the examination consist of: 

1. Questions on knowledge of worship and work, polity, discipline, 
and theology of the Standards of our Church; 

2. Personal experience of faith and experience of Jesus Christ. 
II. That Churches consider electing Officers in May. 

The report of the Interpretations Committee was presented 
by Robert Turner, Chairman, and was adopted as follows: 

After considerable research it is the judgment of your committee 
that "shall"' as it appears in The Book of Church Order, Par. 16-5, with 
reference to receiving ministers from other denominations, is man- 
datory and should be so interpreted by Mecklenburg Presbytery. 
(Ref. "A Digest of the Acts of Proceedings of the General Assembly 
of the Presbyterian Church in the U. S." pp. 55; 1964, p. 112) 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 67 

The Resolution of Thanks was presented by Edwin O. 
Byrd, Jr. It was adopted as follows: 

Mr. Moderator, The Presbytery of Mecklenburg pauses to give 
thanksgiving to God for His abundant mercies in Jesus Christ, the 
Head of the Church. His Spirit has blessed us with His presence and 
leadership, and we pray that His Church will be made stronger by 
the Meeting today. 

We give thanks to you, Mr. Moderator, for a job well done. We 
also wish to thank the Ministers, the Session and the Women of the 
Sharon Presbyterian Church for being such wonderful hosts at the 
Meeting of Presbytery. Also, we express appreciation to Sharon 
Towers for making it possible to have a period of fellowship and a 
delicious meal. We wish to express appreciation to Mr. James H. 
Banbury for the inspiring sermon. 

Mr. Moderator, today marks the beginning of a new era in the 
life of Mecklenburg Presbytery. Many of our friends are meeting 
with us for the last time. On the first of the New Year, they will be 
going to Fayetteville Presbytery* and I think that it is only proper 
that Presbytery pause for a moment and recognize them, express 
our sincere appreciation for the wonderful years that we have had 
together and thank them for the great contribution which they have 
consistently rendered to the life and mission of our Presbytery and 
pray God's richest blessings upon them as they leave. 

The Churches involved are: Biscoe, Cameronian, Candor, Ellerbe, 
Hamlet First, Macedonia, Marks Creek, Marston, McLean, Rourk, Mt. 
Carmel, Norman, Park Avenue, Rockingham First, Star, Troy, Mt. 
Gilead and Pee Dee. 

The Ministers are: Reverend David H. Bowman, Reverend W. W. 
Thrower, Reverend W. F. Long, Reverend Marshal L. Smith, Jr., Rev- 
erend Vance C. Baucom, Reverend Taft A. Franklin, Reverend Paul 
P. Thrower, Reverend Fred H. Currie, Reverend W. T. DuBose and 
Reverend Franklin Toole, Jr. 

The report of the Attendance Committee was presented 
and adopted and may be found at the first of the Minutes 
of this Meeting. 

The Minutes were read and approved as read. 

The Presbytery, in adjourning for its final session as 
Mecklenburg Presbytery, Old, requested that the Moderator 
reconvene its next meeting on February 22, 1972, in the Wil- 
liams Memorial Church, Charlotte. 

Adjournment was with prayer by the Moderator, John C. 
Laughlin. 

J. Cecil Lawrence 
Stated Clerk 
Thomas C. Bryan 
Permanent Clerk 

Miss Annette Bullard 
Assisting Clerk 



68 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

INDEX 

271si Stated Meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

September 28, 1971 

Page 

1. Directory of Mecklenburg Presbytery 3-7 

2. Roll of Ministers and Candidates for the Ministry 8-11 

3. Organization of Presbytery 12 

4. Enrollment of Presbytery 12-13 

5. Election of Moderator 13 

6. The Docket 14 

7. Appointment of Standing Committees 15 

8. Report of Joint Commission — 

First Union Presbyterian Church 15-16 

9. Communications 16-17 

10. Installation Services 17-18 

11. Report of Commission — 

Merger Banks and Six Mile Creek Churches 18-19 

12. Installation Commissions Appointed 20-22 

13. Report of Commission on the Minister and His Work 23-26 

14. Report of Deployment and 

Sustentation of Churches Committee 26-27 

15. Report of Pre-Ordination and Examinations Committee 27-28 

16. Report of Presbytery's Council 28-29 

17. Report of Budget and Stewardship Committee 29 

(1972 Business Fund Budget) 

18. Report of Interpretations Committee 30-31 

19. Report of Commissioners to the General Assembly 31-33 

20. Report of Court Meetings Committee 33 

(Resolution of Thanks) 

21. Report of Bills and Overtures Committee 33 

22. Place of Next Meeting 33 

23. Adjournment 34 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 69 

INDEX 

272nd Stated Meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

November 16, 1971 

Page 

1. Organization of Presbytery 35 

2. Enrollment of Presbytery 35-36 

3. Election of Moderator 36 

4. The Docket 36-37 

5. Appointment of Standing Committees 38 

6. Report of Commission on Boundaries 38-50 

7. Communications 50-51 

8. Installation Services 51-56 

9. Report of Pre-Ordination and Examinations Committee 56-57 

10. Report of Presbytery's Council 57 

11. 1972 Benevolent Spending Budget 58-59 

12. Report of Personnel Committee 59-62 

13. Report of Hunger Task Force 62-63 

14. Report of Commission on the Minister and His Work 63-65 

15. Report of Deployment and 

Sustentation of Churches Committee 65 

16. Report of Pre-Ordination and 

In-Service Training Committee 65-66 

17. Report of Interpretations Committee 66 

18. Report of Court Meetings Committee (Resolution of Thanks) 67 

19. Place of Next Meeting 67 

20. Adjournment 67 



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